Desserts

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Three pieces of eggless chocolate cake dusted with powdered sugar.

It’s hard to beat a moist, flavorful, and incredibly delicious cake, and that’s exactly what this Eggless Chocolate Cake recipe is! By the looks of it, it may seem super hard to achieve, but in reality, making this cake is a walk in the park.

This luscious chocolate cake requires no eggs, butter, or milk and the best part is that it needs less than an hour to be ready. So get your ingredients ready and let’s make the best cake of your life.


Easy eggless cake dusted with powdered sugar
You will be addicted.


Keep Your Cake Moist

A dry cake can be caused by many factors. The first one is high temperature, using a small cake pan, or using more elevating agents than you should, like baking soda. That leads the batter to rise too quickly.

To keep your cake moist, boil 2 tablespoons of sugar with 4 tablespoons of water until the sugar dissolves, then pour it all over your cake. But make sure to wait for it to cool down first.


Super moist eggless Chocolate Cake ready to be served
How delicious does this look?

Additions and Variations

While this eggless chocolate cake is absolutely delicious on its own, a few additions won’t hurt, right? So here are a few things that you can add to your cake to take it to the next level!

Want to make your chocolate cake extra chocolatey? Add a little bit of chocolate chips, about ¼ cup. There are many types of choco chips for you to choose from, you can go with white or dark chocolate, peanut butter flavored, or mint chocolate.

If you’re a fan of dried fruits, why not give them a try? You could add your favorite dried fruits but if you want a few suggestions I would say golden or dark raisins, peaches, and apricots.

Another great idea would be adding nuts to your cake if that’s something that speaks to you. You could add almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecans. But make sure you dust with flour them before adding them to the cake batter.


Spongy homemade chocolate cake, super moist and rich in flavor.
This cake will tug at your heartstrings.

Pro Tips

You can divide the batter among small bundt cake pans, but the bake time should be less, around 15 minutes.

If you want to avoid a flat cake, do not rest the batter. Make sure to preheat the oven while preparing the batter and pop it in the oven as soon as it’s done.

If you want to add frosting to your cake, make sure to let it cool down completely.

Do not overmix the batter if you don’t want your cake to be sticky or gluey.


two pieces of easy homemade cake made with no eggs, milk, or butter.
Moist and spongy.

Toppings Ideas

If you’re looking for toppings to add to your cake, I got you covered. To keep it simple, you could just dust a little bit of powdered sugar like I did.

You can drizzle your favorite sauce. You could go for chocolate sauce, white chocolate sauce, or even caramel. It all depends on your taste.

If you’re making this chocolate cake for kids, it would be a good idea to add colorful sprinkles, it is kids’ favorite!

Fresh fruits also work perfectly with chocolate cake. Try strawberries, kiwis, mangos, or pineapples.

And of course, you could never go wrong with some frosting or ice cream. You could either serve it on the side or on top of your cake. If you have guests over, you could get creative and offer them a few ice cream flavors to choose from.


Extremely soft and spongy chocolate cake made with no eggs dusted with powdered sugar
I mean, I wouldn’t be able to resist too…

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda?

It is not recommended to replace baking soda with baking powder in this specific recipe. The reason why is that you will have to use 3 teaspoons of baking powder which is a lot and might affect the taste.

Is this chocolate cake vegan-friendly?

No, unfortunately, this cake is not vegan as it contains sour cream or greek yogurt. But you could definitely give vegan greek yogurt a try.

Can I add butter to this eggless chocolate cake?

Yes, it is possible to add butter. However, if you do, it is recommended that you consume the cake while it’s at room temperature as refrigerating the cake will make it hard.

How to store this chocolate cake?

To store, place the cake in an airtight container and keep it at room temperature for up to 4 days.


two pieces of perfectly moist chocolate-flavored cake
Could you believe that it’s an eggless cake?

Ingredients

Flour: It is recommended to use all-purpose flour for a spongy cake.

Baking soda: It helps your cake rise, but make sure to use high-quality baking soda.

Cocoa powder: It is the essence of this chocolate cake, it adds a rich flavor.

Sugar: If you prefer using other natural sweeteners, you could definitely give it a try.

Salt: Used to enhance the flavor of the other ingredients.

Espresso powder: For a kick of caffeine and extra depth.

Oil: Use any neutral oil you prefer.

Sour cream: Feel free to use Greek yogurt instead.

Hot water: Some use milk instead but keep in mind that it gives a denser texture to your cake than using water.

Vanilla: You could use vanilla extract or vanilla powder, it’s all up to you.

Lemon juice: Feel free to replace it with vinegar. It is what reacts with the baking soda resulting in your cake to rise.


Rich chocolate flavored cake dusted with powdered sugar ready to be served
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Steps To Prep

First, sift the flour, sugar, salt cocoa powder, and espresso powder together. Set aside.

Second, mix the water, sour cream, oil, and vanilla all together.

Then, add to the dry mixture and mix using a whisk or spatula.

After that, mix together the vinegar or lemon juice with the baking soda, and immediately add to the cake batter. 

Next, fold using a spatula until incorporated and pour into sprayed and lined 9-inch cake pan or Bundt cake. 

Make sure to tap the pan on the counter a few times to release the bubbles.

Then, bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, testing it with a skewer that should come out clean when it’s done. 

Finally, let it cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before flipping.


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Three pieces of eggless chocolate cake dusted with powdered sugar.

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Fatimah
This is the best eggless chocolate cake recipe. It is super moist, spongy and rich in flavor. It requires no eggs, milk, or butter and it can be made in less than an hour.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking Soda
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, and espresso powder. Set aside.
  • Mix the water, sour cream, oil, and vanilla all together.
  • Add to the dry mixture and mix using a whisk or spatula.
  • Mix together the vinegar or lemon juice with the baking soda, and immediately add to the cake batter.
  • Fold using a spatula until incorporated and pour into sprayed and lined 9 inch cake pan or Bundt cake.
  • Tap the pan onto the counter a few times to release the bubbles.
  • Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, testing it with a skewer that should come out clean when it’s done.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before flipping.

Notes

  • You can divide the batter among small bundt cake pans, but the bake time should be less, around 15 minutes.
  • If you want to avoid a flat cake, do not rest the batter. Make sure to preheat the oven while preparing the batter and pop it in the oven as soon as it’s done.
  • If you want to add frosting to your cake, make sure to let it cool down completely.
  • Make sure not to overmix the batter if you don’t want your cake to be sticky or gluey.
Keyword chocolate cake, eggless chocolate cake, Egless cake
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One thought on “Eggless Chocolate Cake

  1. Sara says:

    5 stars
    Going to make these asap 😍

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