Eggless Chocolate Cake (Vegan)

  • Author: Jessica Holmes
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


A soft and moist chocolate cake made without eggs or butter.


Eggless chocolate cake

  • 175 grams (1 and 1/4 cups) plain flour
  • 40 grams (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 200 grams (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 240 ml (1 cup) water
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cocoa frosting

  • 125 grams (1 cup) icing or powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced. Grease an 8-inch round cake tin with oil spray and line with baking or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, cocoa powder. baking soda and sugar and stir briefly. In a separate mixing bowl, add water, oil and vanilla.
  3. Add water mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Pour into prepared cake tin and bake for 28-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Carefully remove from cake tin and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting, sift together sugar and cocoa. Add maple syrup and water and stir until smooth. Pour over cooled cake and serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 320

Keywords: Vegan chocolate cake, Eggless cake, Dairy free chocolate cake

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