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Eggless Chocolate Cake (Vegan)

Yield Serves 8
Prep: 45 minutesCook: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutes

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


Eggless chocolate cake

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

Cocoa frosting

  • 125 grams (1 cup) icing sugar or powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
  • 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 pan 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice Calories: 320
Nutrition information is a guide only.
Author: Jessica HolmesCategory: DessertCuisine: American
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