Prep time – under 10 mins
Cook time – 30-40 mins
All purpose flour (maida) – 1 1/2 cup (195 gms)
Sugar – 1 cup (200 gms)
Cocoa powder – 1/4 cup (25 gms)
Baking soda -3/4 tsp
Baking powder -1 tsp
Salt -1/4 tsp
Unsalted Butter melted – 1/3 cup (75 gms)
Warm water – 1 cup
Lemon juice or vinegar – 1 tbsp
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
Preheat the oven.(177 degrees C)
Grease and dust the 8 inch square cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
Variations -You can substitute melted butter with any flavorless oil.
More Chocolate Cake Recipes
Easy Chocolate Cake (with eggs)
Eggless Marble Cake (Vanilla +Chocolate)
You can also bake this Eggless Chocolate Cake in pressure cooker just as I have baked Vanilla Cake.
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yummy cake without eggs…..lovely rcipe
yummy n lovely cake dear!
loved this egless cake recipe..really very moist and delicious..
Perfect texture of an egg-less cake.
Spice up the Curry
looks yummy, really delicious.
Wowww… looks awesome and perfect.. Super like 🙂
Looks great. good to know that instead of vinegar,lemon can be used. I would not like to use vinegar in my cakes.
Deeps @ Naughty Curry
it looks so moist and soft!
Looks so soft and its my fav 🙂
Hi Padhu.. Thanks for stopping by my space and leaving a lovely comment..
i will surely try this moist choco cake.. yours is so soft..
Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe..and thanks for dropping by..so I am visiting & following your yummy blog..
come along & follow back..you will have fun 🙂
Eggless cake looks awesome.
Super spongy cake looks fabulous.
shruti @ a spoonful of yumm
love the texture !
excellent recipe foe the eggless cake….bookmarked!
Soft & spongy, perfect cake without eggs. Great!!!
Thanks Padhu..I tried this today and result was quite satisfactory..will try to be a bit more precise with the measurements next time 🙂
Loved your recipes 🙂
Tried this today, turned out absolutely yumm. This cake with chocolate ganache frosting would be 7th heaven. Thanks for sharing it 🙂
me aapki recipies bohoot like karti hu..or ek ek karke sab try karti hu…u r the best di.. 🙂
per didi jab mene aapke jaise eggless vanila cake cooker me banaya to uska taste bohoot bekaar tha..or usme soda ka taste b or smell b aa rahi thi..di kya aap mujhe bata sakti hai k aisa kyu hua??
maine sab quantity bhi aapke hisaab se he daali thi…
please meri help karo dii..me aapke reply ka wait kar rahi hu.
mujhe fir se ye cake bamnna chahti hu….:-(
plzzz jaldi reply karen didi…
Use good quality and fresh ingredients. Try reducing the soda a little next time.I have tried vanilla cake several times and have not got any problems.
dear di..aapke kehne ke hisaab se maine soda ki quantity 1,1/2 cup maida me 3 pinch. he daali. cake to acha or tasty bana par wo thoda sticky tha or fluffy bhi nahi bana tha. dii maine market me kisi co. ka acha soda search kiya to kahin nahi mila. sab yahi bole k ye loose he milta hai. firr bhi di..me try karti rahungi. or di hum log egg wali koii bhi dish nahi khate…issliye aapse request hai k please baking recipie me jitna ho sake eggless recipie batane ki koshish karen.
and thank you so much for your quick reply…:-)
cake fell apart.!! it looked like earthquake hit my cake :/..!! sad..!!
Dear Alicia -I am so sorry to hear that.The reasons could be improper mixing or the oven temperature could have been too low. Another suggestion- use parchment paper to line the baking pan. It is easy and a no fail way to get the cake out of a pan
what is the oven temp in F? i used 350 F, for 30 minutes and the middle was not done. then i put it in for 5 minutes more and the middle was perfect but the edges were crisp.
You can preheat the oven for 10 mins at 350 deg.F
and bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.The timing differs according to the size of the pan.Remove from oven and place it in a wire rack to cool. If you over bake, the the cake will become dry.
Hi -In case i'm using a microwave, how can i bake this?
soooooooooooooooooooooo super thank u so much
hey padhu, if i want to make this cake in 9inch round pans do i need to increase the quantity of all the ingredients if yes than how much???
No need, you follow the same recipe.
dear padhu, i tried this recipe, baked for 30 min at 180 C still centre was not done and fissures developed . I then microwaved for 2 min at 900 W after which centre was done but the entire top layer got crisp.After preheating I switched off the oven for 2 min and switched on before putting the cake inside, is it ok? how to avoid lumps while mixing dry and wet ingredients?
Anuradha Suresh –
Cake will be dry if you have over mixed or over baked the cake.
Try increasing the oven temperature a little more, if the center of the cake is not done or you bake for a few more minutes. Keep an eye while doing so.
Regarding preheating – that does not matter much, if you switch it off just for 2 minutes.
Your last question – Did you sieve the maida? Add the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients and mix gently with a rubber spatula.Stop mixing when the mixture is combined. Also you have to add the wet ingredients little at a time.
I have morphy richards OTG oven. I do not have microwave,so do not know about baking with microwave.
Hope this helps.
Dear Padhu, is the unsalted butter in your recipe the white butter which is used to prepare ghee ?
Prachi Pandey – Yes it is the unsalted butter which is used to prepare ghee. I use homemade butter or get it from the shop.
hi…dee, frm sevrl time m reading ur recepies… n sum i've trd at home. n dat all wer amazin… i wantd 2 knw dat for how many days v can keep dis chochlte cake(widout frostin) wid or widout freez… like if m making it 2day night while i've 2 use it 2mrw mornig. so can i. plz rly me as early as posble…
You can keep it for 3 days and for a week in the refrigerator. It becomes a bit hard, if kept in the refrigerator. Yes, you can make it a day earlier and frost the next day. You can use chocolate sauce also as topping.
thnk u so much dee…
hello dee, mene ye cake banaya to bahot achha bana tha bt usme se baking powder ki smell aa rahi thi. mene yaha pe diye gaye diffrnt cake try kiye he aur wo sab bahot hi tasty bane the. lekin apke diye gaye measurement se bhi kam baking powder mene dala tha fir bhi usme se smell aa rahi thi… n let me tell u dat i've usd a fresh baking powder… so i dont knw wht to do to remove dat smell… plz dee, giv me some solutn…
n 1 more thing, i've usd a sunflwr oil n cooker for bakin as i dont hav oven…
I have tried this cake last year for my son's birthday in December. Looking at the colour, I thought it is burnt. But after last minute thought I got it cut & gave to only family members. It was a hit. From then onwards it has become all time favourite in my family. I first tried with eggs, but now I prefer the eggless version more. Thanks a lot for a wonderful recipe & a lovely blog.
Eno cannot be used for this recipe.
Can I use whole wheat flour Instead of maida
If you use wheat flour the cake will be dense. You can use half wheat flour and half maida.
Hi..I read your post about measuring cups and spoons but still confused in some aspects as I haven't baked till now.sorry.the measuring cups I saw in amazon shows one cup=237ml..can I use it for measuring flour for this cake?
You hav given 1 and 1/2 cups as 195gms for maida and 1 cup as 200gms for sugar.so confused.pls clarify
And I bought weikfeld baking powder.what is the other baking soda? Is it what we get as 'soda uppu'in stores?
Pls pardon if my queries are silly..thanks a lot 🙂
All ingredients will not be the same when you convert it from cup to grams. For (eg) sugar and maida -the texture is different, so the same 1 cup measurement will differ in grams. You can use any standard measuring cups. Just search "measuring cups" in Amazon
Thanksma..and reg baking soda, is it what we get as "soda uppu" in stores? I hav bought weikfeld baking powder separately
If you cannot get baking soda, you can use cooking soda or appam soda.
I have tried many of your recipes and as well succeeded. Thanks a lot for that!!!
And, To make this cake, I don't have unsalted butter and I can't get it outside. I will be able to use only Amul butter. Please help me in this..
You must use only unsalted butter. You can make your own butter at home.Refer How to make butter at home.
Hi Padhu, thanks for the recipe.I have few questions. Should I use unsweetened or sweetened cocoa? And what will be the yield for this quantity of ingredients? Will I get sufficient quality for a small birthday cake?
@anu – You should use unsweetened cocoa powder. It serves around 8-9 people.You can also make chocolate frosting for the cake.
I tried this cake.but cake cracked and it didn't rise.i am using convection oven.
One of the reasons why cake cracks is the oven temperature might be too hot. Also avoid opening and closing the oven during baking, as it can cause the temperature to fluctuate.