Chocolate Cake without eggs!

Nov 07, 2010


How to make chocolate cake

I just wanted to add, you will see in the list of ingredients my recipe does not contain eggs.

Makes a 20cm (8") cake - serves 12..

Spray a 20cm (8") round cake baking pan with non-stick baking spray. Line the base with non-stick baking paper. This is important as this cake will stick to the pan if you do not take this step.


250g butter, chopped
1 1/2 cup (375ml) water
1 cup (220g) caster sugar
1/3 cup (35g) cocoa powder
2/3 cup (100g) dark chocolate, chopped
1 2/3 cups (250g) plain flour, sifted
1 teaspoon bi-carbonate of soda (bi-carb soda)

Baking Temperature

The oven should be preheated to 160oC (325oF)


  1. Combine the butter, water, sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate together in a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Place over gentle heat. Bring to the boil whilst stirring. You need to stir until    everything has dissolved to stop the mix from burning. Be careful that the mix does not boil over.
  3. Simmer gently for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat. Cover with a lid and leave to cool to room temperature.
  5. Whisk in gently the flour and bi-carb soda into the cooled liquid. Whisk until all lumps are removed. Do not over whisk; you are not trying to add air into the batter just remove any flour lumps.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan. Remember the baking pan must be lined with non-stick baking paper. The batter will be quite liquid and will level naturally. Tap the tin on the kitchen bench three times to remove any large air bubbles.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven set at 160oC (325oF) for 80 mins. The top of the cake will crack. The cake in the photo is just starting to crack, this was taken at 50mins. Dont worry the cracks will settle and be hidden when you turn the cake out of the tin.
  8. Remove from the oven. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 mins. Gently turn out onto a cake plate or a cake board lined with non stick baking paper and leave to cool. This cake is quite soft whilst still warm which is why I suggest you do not turn out onto a cake wire to cool.

called Michelle who is a cake baking in Australia I think. I hope you enjoy baking it, but most of all consuming it!




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Posted by Jo on
Thank you so much for the egg free recipe. I am really looking forward to baking this cake for my son. I am sure he will enjoy consuming this if he doesn't eat all the cake mix first! Your cakes look fabulous, great to meet you.
Posted by Sarah-Jane on
Dear Jo,
Delightful to meet you and your lovely family. Sorry for the delayed response, I've been rather unwell.
Hope you've had your fill of chcoclate cake!
Just going to add blog on Gluten free baking too.
Much Minky Love,
Posted by Al on
I think there is something badly wrong with this recipe. I did a search for chocolate cake no eggs as I had found one before. I tried it and to say it failed would be an understatement. I followed the info to the finest but simply failed. Sorry. Al
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