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Moist Chocolate Cake (No Eggs, No Butter)

A  soft, sinfully-delicious and moist chocolate cake, which is eggless and butterless. Isn’t it wonderful?

sliced chocolate cake and a slice on a plate. Top view

This moist chocolate cake is the easiest cake I’ve ever come across. No fuss, no mess: you make it with just a wooden spoon. Be careful not to overmix the batter, otherwise the cake will be dense and heavy.

It’s a great recipe for those with egg sensitivities, or when you crave a good cake and you open the fridge to see you forgot to get eggs. You could never tell that it’s eggless, and the best part is it stays moist even after 3 or 4 days!

You can use this moist chocolate cake as a basic sponge cake for birthdays, anniversaries, or for any other special occasion. Fill it with whipped cream, chocolate ganache,  jam or keep it plain, with just some powered sugar sprinkled over the top.

This time I used soy milk, but I previously tried it with dairy milk, or half milk and half juice.

I hope you will enjoy it!

Recipe adapted from “Cookaround”

* For vegan, you can make your own powdered sugar (recipe here)

You don’t want to bake a cake? Try these muffins!

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eggless chocolate cake and a slice on a plate
eggless chocolate cake and a slice on a plate
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Moist Chocolate Cake- No Eggs, No Butter

A soft, moist, sinfully-delicious cake, which is eggless and butterless! Use two bowls and a wooden spoon to make this easy dessert.


  • 1 ½ cup + 2 tablespoons (200 grams) all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup + 1 tablespoon (75 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • 4 teaspoons (16 grams) baking powder
  • 1 ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons (450 ml) soy milk or dairy milk
  • 2½ tablespoons (35 grams) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C (320 degrees F).
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
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  • Don’t over-mix!
  • moist chocolate cake
  • Pour the batter into a greased and floured 22 cm (8 inch) pan.
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  • Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool the moist chocolate cake on a wire rack and dust with icing sugar before serving.
  • Enjoy it!


Serving: 89 g, Calories: 202 kcal, Carbohydrates: 39 g, Protein: 4.6 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1.3 g, Sodium: 24 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 20 g
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