Is this really the best eggless chocolate cake (that is vegan and dairy free) that you will ever taste? Lets find out.
Or try my moist and easy chocolate cupcakes baked in small batch!
I know what you are thinking right now. Doesn't look health food from the pictures! No it is not. But do you know what it is?
- Light in texture
- Melts in mouth
Also when it has no dairy? No eggs? Yes and yes!
Why do I call it best eggless chocolate cake?
What makes this cake so good? The wonderful duo of vinegar+baking soda that reacts together, balancing the acidity of cocoa powder. This eggless cake recipe has a gorgeous light texture, rises wonderfully, is so moist and spongy. Also it isn't bland or flavorless.
I increased cocoa powder in the original recipe to gain this. And reduced some flour to balance it all. No, You can't smell/taste vinegar in it.
I have a dear friend who is vegan and wants chocolate cake for her birthday every year. I never found a good eggless cake near me. This recipe comes so handy and easy for such occasions!
This cake right here is not only egg free, but also contains absolutely no dairy and uses oil instead of butter. These additions take our cake to tippy-top from all other eggless cake recipes out there.
It rises absolutely well with large air pockets. As I told you this cake has no dairy to weigh it down. So making it dairy free adds to the lightness of this cake. Did I hear you saying-hitting two birds with a stone? Yes we are! 😉
What are we waiting for! lets jump right into the process.
What are we doing to prepare our batter?
Wait. did I just say it out loud?
But really feels like we really are doing nothing to bake this cake. It's ridiculously easy to put together. Just remember to use quality cocoa and fresh baking soda. Two keys to today's recipe success lock!
You will only need one large bowl. A few common baking ingredients and a whisk. And Boom!! We have our batter all ready.
Behind the scenes!
I wish all things in life were this easy. Can't even begin to tell you how I struggled clicking this cake late in the eve after frosting it for new year's party. It was getting darker by each passing second. And I still had to frost my cake.
Had no choice but to shoot it right then. This cake had to get butchered as the clock struck midnight! I felt like Cinderella that whole day. 😀
Struggling for three freaking hours to finish my shoot. Baked this cake early in the morning. Left it to cool. Went to Walmart. Bought groceries. Prepared taco fillings. Made dark chocolate and vegan butter cream frosting(More on that in a minute). Left it to set. Made guacamole dressing by then (for my favorite lime tortilla chips). Decorated this black beauty. Shot it. And partied till 4 am!
Thank goodness I had Pranay and this cake by my side. Also the year disappeared on that same day. By the way Happy New year! <3
Some of my pictures are dark. But I am no less than a war hero. I managed to save a fat slice to shoot for the next day for you to see the real color of this bake. I know you are having to stress your eyes to sight the images here and all. But my struggle was real (saving this beautiful, frosting topped, chocolate chips loaded slice)!
Do you see the difference in colors? My God! I talk so much. And we have a lot to focus on. Lets dive deep in our frosting.
Vegan frosting for the best eggless chocolate cake on planet!
Now you don't have to use vegan frosting if you aren't vegan. Why am I telling this to you? duhh! This frosting here is so versatile. I will mention substitutes in the recipe. Even using chocolate frosting on this chocolate cake isn't necessary. Try my blackberry frosting from this cake recipe over this cake. So yum! This cake is so tasty even without any frosting at all!
Someone needs to
punch pinch me. I need to get serious in life.
So for this frosting, you will need butter vegan/regular, some powdered sugar, dark/milk chocolate and a few table spoon of almond milk/regular milk.
I also made a pipeable stiff ganache frosting using equal amount of whipping cream and chocolate. For added light and dark chocolate shades to decorated on top. Skip this if vegan.
Love eggless chocolate cupcakes? Try these ones here. You won't bake any other cupcakes after these. They are so moist, light and decadent.
Love all things chocolate? Try my chocolate topped oats bars next!
Oh and I almost forgot! Don't forget to tell me that you agree this is the best vegan and the best eggless chocolate cake you ever made. 😉
More drool worthy chocolate desserts for you!
Best Eggless Chocolate Cake
- 2 ⅔ cups All purpose flour
- ¾ Cup Cocoa (natural, unsweetened)
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 2 tsp Baking soda
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups Water
- 1 tsp Instant Coffee(Optional, but I strongly recommend)
- ⅔ Cup Oil
- 4 tsp Vinegar
For the Frosting:
- 2 Cups Vegan Butter (I used Earth balance) See notes
- 4 Cups Powdered sugar
- 280 Gms (Little over 1 ½ cups) Chopped Bitter sweet chocolate (Good Quality)
- 2-4 Tbsps Almond Milk (See Notes)
- ½ Cup Chopped Bittersweet chocolate
- ½ Cup Whipping cream
- 1 Cup Dark chocolate chips
- Handful of Sprinkles
- 1. Preheat your oven to 350 deg F and line two 8 or 9 inches round cake tins with parchment paper. Set aside.2. In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together. Add sugar and mix everything well.3. Mix coffee in water(if adding) and pour over the dry ingredients. Do not mix this yet. Add oil, vinegar and vanilla to the bowl and mix everything well until combined. Divide the batter in the prepared tins.4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center of this cake comes out clean. Cool the cake completely before frosting.For the vegan butter cream frosting:Take room temperature butter in a bowl, mix in sugar and beat well. Beat in melted chocolate and add just enough almond/milk of choice to get a firm consistency, good enough for spreading.Frost both the cakes with the chocolate frosting. Save some frosting for decorating on top of the cake.
For dark chocolate frosting decoration: 1. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add chopped chocolate to it and let it stand for 5 minutes, covered. Stir vigorously till it turns smooth and silky.2. Allow to chill to a pipeable consistency. Pipe into desired patterns using both dark chocolate frosting and vegan chocolate buttercream. Decorate with chocolate chips and sprinkles.
- Please use good quality chocolate in the frosting. It really makes a difference.
- Make sure you are using fresh baking soda. Stale one may lead to a disastrous bake. No it did not happen with me, if you are curious. 😀
- You may use regular butter and full fat milk/ cream in the recipe if not vegan.
Elle / Mom Life in Pajamas
This looks so delicious. I am a chocolate fanatic. Would you mind if I shared this recipe on my site with a link back to you?
Thanks Elle! Absolutely you can, so nice connecting with another chocolate lover.
Each pan 1 1/2 cup cake mixture? Plzzz say
Well I usually eye ball my batter so I don't know the exact measurements. But it should roughly be around 2 cups in one pan.
Can we use milk instead of water ???
I don't see why not. The cake is free from dairy and so I did not use any milk here.
can we use gluten free flour in this?
Hi Erina! I haven't tried gluten free flour in this recipe, but I believe it should be okay. Let me know if you try it.
Let it be known that this is my first ever review, for anything! I told my husband if this cake works out I might even leave a review. THIS CAKE IS AMAZING!! I’m always so nervous trying new recipes but this cake did not disappoint. My son has a dairy and egg allergy so I wanted to make him a cake for his 4th bday. It was dynamite! Thanks for sharing this recipe:)
I am so glad you and your son enjoyed it Brittany! It's one of my favorites too. Thanks for taking the time to review this cake. Happy Baking!
This recipe seems to be perfect for my vegan friend! Just wondering if we can use any vinegar? How about rice vinegar? Thanks!
Hi Angeline!I never tried rice vinegar for this cake. Would like to hear from you if you add it though. Happy baking!
Hi Neha! I have been looking for the right eggless recipe and no luck yet!!making this soon. Thanks for the recipe.
Can i make cup cakes?
I hope you like this one Pooja. Of course you can. I am unsure of the baking time though. Keep an eye on them after 18 minutes.
Neha, this cake looks so yummy! I’ve not tried an eggless cake, but the vinegar trick sounds like a perfect substitute! I love the way you frosted it - looks so professional! lovely recipe, I will pin for when my vegan friend visits!
So glad you liked this one Laura. This cake bakes beautifully. Rising all the way up. I am sure you are going to love this for its texture as well. 😉
... makes no sense to run to you with a plate since the last slice is gone so I will have to make it myself .... 🙂
Haha. Bake this cake once for yourself. You won't regret it. <3
a little Swiss, a little Canadian
It looks so scrumptious! 😍😋
Thanks so much! 🙂
Beautifully decorated cake! Looks so moist and chocolatey! Love that it's vegan!
I am so glad you liked the cake. Thanks!!
Ashika | Gardening Foodie
WOW REALLY vegan-dairy free, butter free AND extra-calories free. It seriously looks AMAZING Neha. I am 100% pinning this recipe to try and I cannot wait. I love the pictures, I am such a chocoholic...lol maybe I will save one for my desktop wallpaper it looks so good.
Thank you for the delicious recipe...have a great weekend 🙂
Oh I am honored to read this Ashika! So happy you like it. Thanks you for all the appreciation. Means a lot. 🙂
delicious cake! looks so perfect...
Thanks a bunch.<3
D. Wallace Peach
Thanks so much for the recipe! My daughter's boyfriend is vegan, and I'm having to cook in new ways when they visit. This is great to have in the recipe book. Yay. Have a great weekend!
Wow that's wonderful to hear. Wacky cakes are the best choice for vegans! you too. <3
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Looks beautiful and festive! Perfect for any celebration.
You said it so right Angie. Thanks for stopping by. <3