Chocolate cake with no egg - recipe

13.5.09 - 13:18
This recipe is super easy to make and doesn't use any eggs so its great for when there's nothing in the house but you want something tasty to eat!
(I suppose it could also be pretty handy if you don't/can't eat eggs/dairy for some reason too)

I made this cake the other day and it was lovely and moist and it tasted even nicer the next day - a bit more brownie-like. I've not tried using this recipe for cupcakes yet, but I can't see a reason why it wouldn't work. The mixture is quite runny though.

Ingredients (UK notes)

- 1 3/4 cup sifted cake flour (we don't have cake flour so I just used plain- 195g)
- 1 cup sugar (used granulated, seemed okay - 225g)
- 1/4 cup cocoa (30g)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda (used bi-carb)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup fat (butter/marg 75g or apparently you can use 70ml of veg oil)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (mine was fine without this!)
- 1 tablespoon vinegar (used red wine vinegar as thats what we had around)
- 1 cup cold water (240ml - I read somewhere you can use coffee if you like)

Basically, you mix it all together and pour it into a greased + floured 8in/20cm tin and cook it for 30mins on 305f which is about 180c (gas mark 4) I did mine on closer to 160c as we have a fan oven.

I must admit I recently bought a set of measuring 'cups' so I can do American recipes really quick, no scales required!


  1. Ah this is perfect! I've been looking for a vegan cake recipe for a while and if you substitute oil for butter then this works perfectly. Thank you :)

  2. Glad you like it. It's the best one I've found so far.

  3. I regularly substitute applesauce (without added sugar) or fat free sour cream for the oil in cake recipes. The cakes are always super moist, and lower in fat. It doesn't change the flavor at all. This cake recipe is almost identical to one of my Granny's old pioneer recipes.

    P.S....Just stumbled on your blog. Love it! I'll be visiting often.