19 Mar 2014

Eggless Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe (egg free and dairy free)

I normally bake with eggs and recently I have been forced to bake eggless for others and loving it! I recently posted another eggless chocolate cake which was a huge hit. This time, I had to bake an eggless cake for my driver's daughter's birthday and I chose another recipe, this was a huge hit too! Just look at it!! It makes me want to dig in to it, all over again!
Egg free Dairy free Chocolate Cake


This is such a soft and moist cake and it literally melts in the mouth! I frosted the cake with ganache and whipped cream and every bite was absolutely heavenly. The guests who ate the cake, were absolutely delighted!

This is a very simple cake to make. The other eggless chocolate cake that I posted uses yogurt, but this one does not use yogurt. It's an egg free and dairy free cake! I love such cakes!! I adapted this recipe from here


Egg free Dairy free Chocolate Cake

EGG FREE DAIRY FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE
Preparation time 15 mins | Baking time 35 mins | Makes one 8" cake

Ingredients
  • Plain flour - 1 1/2 cups 
  • Fine sugar - 1 cup 
  • Cocoa - 4 tablespoons 
  • Baking Soda - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 1 cup 
  • Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup 
  • White vinegar - 2 tbsp (or lemon juice)
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Coffee - 1 tsp (optional)
Egg free Dairy free Chocolate Cake

Method

Makes one 8*8 cake.

1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line a 8 by 8 inch pan.
2. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and sieve twice. Set aside. Add the coffee powder to the water and mix well. Set aside.



3. Beat the sugar and oil. Add the vinegar and vanilla extract and beat again.
4. Sift in the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt into the wet ingredients (or just add the pre sifted dry ingredients) and fold gently along with the coffee mix.



6. Once everything is mixed well, pour into the pan and bake for 30 - 35 minutes.



7. Start checking at 30 minutes with a tooth pick or skewer. If it comes out clean then it's done.
8. Remove and cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn into a cooling rack.



9. Cool the cake completely and frost as desired.


I frosted the cake with ganache and whipped cream. Here is a detailed post on how to make ganache and how to make whipped cream


Egg free Dairy free Chocolate Cake

Notes
1. Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.
2. While mixing the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, fold gently. Do not over mix.
3. If you're not planning on frosting the cake, add some walnuts. Gives a nice crunch to the cake.
4. Use same quantity lemon juice if you don't have vinegar.
5. Each oven is different, timings may differ. So start checking at 30 minutes.
6. Add more coffee powder if you like coffee.


Until next time,
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53 comments:

  1. superb cake...:) fine sugar means, confectionery sugar? or the regular sugar but small crystals?

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    1. Yes dear, it's a super cake! Confectioners sugar will do!

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  2. cake look super soft and delicious..

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  3. omg fantatsic moist cake dear :) looks fabulous and love those color flowers you have piped :)

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  4. it does look really moist!!! would love to really dig into it...

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  5. Wow....super yummy cake....soft and moist...

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  6. Delicious cake ....I wish i had some right now !!

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  7. A true moist cake ...icing looks so colorful

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  8. Delicious moist cake, looks so yummy.

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  9. Super moist, yummy and delicious.....Love the way u decorated with flowers at the top.....which makes it sooo colorful.....Me...feels like grab a piece ...... :)

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  10. very superb, so nice of you to do for others

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  11. Wow... it looks great... and the flowers on top are adorable :)

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  12. Trying it out, let see how it comes out

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  13. wooooooooowwwwww looks superb!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Looks super soft and spongy...amazing decoration..

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  15. i do not have oven. How to bake a cake in microwave?

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    1. Sorry dear, I have never baked a cake in microwave so no idea.

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  16. Is confectioner sugar same as powdered sugar

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    1. Hi sorry again.. I have condense milk 200ml at home.. Can i use that instead of sugar

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    2. Follow the recipe exactly for best results, don't change it. Use sugar itself.

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  17. I tried this recepie.. Omg it came out so well... In love with this cake.. Thank you thank you :-)

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    1. Glad you liked it! It's one of my favorite cakes too!

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  18. Hi i would like to know do you have any recepie for chocolate spong cake... Because my husband like cake to be spongy but not moist.. So really need your help..

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    1. All my chocolate cakes are soft and moist because that's how we like it! If you have a favorite vanilla sponge cake recipe, try replacing 1/4 cup of flour with cocoa powder for a chocolate sponge cake.

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  19. Hi again. Can I use this batter to make cupcakes. If yes what is the temp n time I wud need to bake them for?

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    1. Technically you should be able to bake cupcakes too with this batter. Same temperature but reduced timing. If your tray has about 12 cupcakes, then start checking by 18 minutes.

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  20. Can I reduce all the items to half as I want to bake a small one?

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  21. Hello once again Beulah, made this cake back to back for two days And ppl really really loved it.
    This is such a great recipe. It's for keeps For sure.
    Thanks once again

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    1. I made it again yesterday too, have clicked new pictures, will update soon! I agree it is one of the best chocolate cake recipes! I also love it for the simplicity of it, I always have all the ingredients at hand! Thank you so much for coming back to write a feedback, I really appreciate it!

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  22. Can I replace oil with butter?

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  23. hi..can u pls tel me how much measurements to increase if the above cake is to b made in 9 inch pan.TIA

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    1. You can double the recipe but you will need a pan larger than 9 inch or build the sides of the pan using parchment paper. Also the baking time will change.

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  24. How much grams will be 11/2 cup flour?

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    1. Try google for an online conversion chart.

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  26. Hey! Can we use Condensed milk instead of Yogurt?

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    1. Hi, there is no yogurt in this recipe.

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  27. Hello,
    i would like to bake cake with double the recipe, then what will be baking time?

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    1. If you want to double a recipe then double everything except the baking temperature.

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    2. can u plz mention baking time

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  28. hi
    i tried this recipe.it comeout superb.its soft and moist.can i use same recipe for vanilla sponge by skipping cocoa powder.

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    1. Hi Raghuma, thank you for the feedback! Glad you liked the cake.
      I'm not sure how it will turn out since I've never tried it. But you can try replacing the cocoa powder with flour. If you try the switch, do let me know how it turns out!

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  29. Hi Beulah, its an amazing recipe.. you have used measuring cup of 250 ml or 200 ml?

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    1. Hi Renu, thanks a lot! I have used a 200ml cup for this recipe.

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  30. I have made this cake sooooooo many times for bday celebrations. It's such a wonderful recipe n a keeper for sure. Thx a ton

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