Easy eggless chocolate cake

Most of my Foodgasm posts tend to be non-vegetarian dishes. That is just me. But I do look to add recipes for dishes that strike me as being a touch above the normal. And one of the dishes we made at home that definitely fits that criteria is this outstanding Easy-to-Make Eggless Chocolate Cake.

Easy eggless chocolate cake

We are only on to the second picture of seven and already I need to ask you - "Have you started drooling yet?" 
Because I promise you that by the time you see picture 7, you will be. (It is a different matter that you may also be cursing me!!) 

Easy eggless chocolate cake

What you see here is one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever had. And you know what is more amazing?
  • It can be easily made at home.
  • It is eggless.
  • It can be prepared really quickly. 

Easy eggless chocolate cake

Ingredients :

  • Flour -  1 and a half cups. 
  • Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup. 
  • Baking soda - 1 teaspoon 
  • Salt -  1 teaspoon 
  • Sugar - 1 cup,  powdered 
  • Cold water - 1 cup
  • Oil (preferably olive)  -  1/3 cup
  • Vinegar -  1 tablespoon
  • Vanilla essence -  1 teaspoon 
  • Butter - 1 teaspoon 

For icing - 

  • Sugar -  6 tablespoons, powdered 
  • Cocoa powder - 3 tablespoon 
  • Butter - 2 tablespoon 
  • Milk - 1 tablespoon 

Easy eggless chocolate cake


  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees. 
  • Smear butter on the inside of the cake tray.  
  • Mix flour,  cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. 
  • Add powdered sugar and mix well. 
  • To this, add cold water, oil, vinegar and vanilla essence.
  • Whisk slowly for one minute and then at high speed for two minutes. 
  • Add this mix to the baking tray and place in the oven, baking it for 15 minutes. 

  • Icing is prepared by beating all the ingredients well till you get a smooth consistency.
  • Take out the cake and add a generous layer of icing on it and then grill it in the oven once more till the color of the icing changes to a dark chocolate-y brown. 
  • Take it out and allow it to cool before serving.

Easy eggless chocolate cake
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Expect to see the odd food recipe like this at Godyears too - all prepared by my mother - from recipes she has collected as far back as the 1980's - with some unique to Kerala cuisine and some variations of international dishes. 
Since the goal is to share, I will be looking to make all the recipes into easy downloadable single images as well so that you can save them on to your mobile/device and use them offline. Of course, if you do try them out, it would be awesome if you gave me (and her) feedback here on what you thought of the dish.

For the list of all the recipes so far (including seafood, egg dishes, sweets, twists on traditional dishes et al), click here:
For more food posts,  you can just check out the Category on Godyears labeled "Foodgasm" here.

Ah yes, Picture 7. Well, this is how we had it at home:
Chocolate Cake +
Almond & Praline ice cream +
Belgian Chocolate ice cream +
Watermelon jelly +
Hershey's Chocolate syrup... only.

Authors note:
This is my entry for the theme "Promise" for the blogger challenge Blog-A-Thon by Blog-A-Rhythm. You can read other entries for this theme by fellow bloggers here.

During this 7 day challenge, I have written on:
Day 4 - Caught Red Handed - Doggone it! (Dog years)
Day 5 - Robert the Doll (Horror/ Real life)
Day 6 - The Saviour (Short Fiction) 
Day 7 - Recipe - Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake (Food)


Shilpa Gupte said…
This is so unfair, doc! Here I am, at 1 am, dying of hunger and what do I see? A post on chocolate cake recipe ? The rumbling in my tummy has gotten louder, you know, and I can't even do anything about it! I can't be baking at this hour now, can I? :))
Anonymous said…
That sure looked delicious!!
I hate you man!!! How could you do this to us...and most of us reading early in the morning or late at night.
Having said that, perfect closure for the marathon 😄
anindya said…
You are a multitalented genius Doc. Enjoyed reading your post
Kala Ravi said…
Yes, definitely evil you are! The image and the recipe were the first things I laid my eyes on today morning. The milk boiled over while I was drooling at the images. I will forgive you only because the recipe is very simply fantastic and eggless....brownie points for that! Sigh....cleaning spilled milk is not so fun!
Jaibala Rao said…
And here I was wondering what to bake. I am in a baking mood today. and the posts comes up. It is perfect. :)
Rachna said…
Okay, that looks so delicious. Will try out this recipe. Love mum's recipe.
Vasantha Vivek said…
It's mouth watering and looks so yummy !!!
Vinodini Iyer said…
I want to have something chocolatey NOW! This looks heavenly. Never heard of vinegar being added to a cake mix. But I'm sure this tastes amazing!
tulika singh said…
Oooff this is delicious. And grossly unfair on a Sunday evening when the Monday weighing scale issues have already begin to weigh on me.
An eggless choco cake - just what I needed! I was looking up recipes of eggless cakes on Pintrest last night, but now I will try this one. My mom's bday is coming up soon, and I needed an eggless cake recipe, as she is a vegetarian during this month of Shravan.
sulekkha said…
Roshan, it is a delicious recipe :) I make eggless cakes by using curd instead. Will try your recipe and give you my feedback.
Rajlakshmi said…
waaaaiiiii !!!! I ask you waaaiiiiii would you do this...
Now where will I find something like that here!! Oh the tragedies of life!!
Hehe... it was the perfect time to post it then, I see :)
Oh, it truly was :)
Yes, Shilpa pointed it out too :) Hehe... figured I would change tacks and go for a different genre for all 7.
Haha... thanks :)
Kala, ah yes. Another person who saw it early in the morning :) My job annoying people is done!
Hope you did try it out :)
It is pretty easy when you think about it.
It was absolutely gorgeous.
Yes. vinegar is new to desserts for us too but it worked out brilliantly
hehe... why should I only have a grumbling fat tummy :)
Try this out. Tell me what you think... also get small bits of white chocolate or sprinkles to toss around for added effect
Please do. Take pics as well :)
Yes... where food is concerned, I show no remorse in torturing people :)
Sunila Vig said…
Great good heavens is all I can say Roshan :D I am going to try and make this on wednesday for my 11th wedding anniversary ;)
vishal bheeroo said…
Yummy Doc. How I wish I could bake!! haha and stop torturing us for you have no remorse..have some pity on your patients with a sweet tooth. You tempting me to go for choc cake today bahar after my corporate lunch:)
payal agarwal said…
Yay, it's eggless! Haven't baked a cake since long. I must try it now. :)
Hope it turned out great :) And Happy Wedding Anniversary :)
Where food is concern, there is no pity! Torturing you will continue! The King has spoken!
Please do and let me know how it turns out :)
Alana said…
After a week of vacation, I need calorieless recipes. Why do you tempt me? Why? (Shared and pinned).
payal agarwal said…
Finally! I tried it out yesterday, and it was yummy!! Thanks.. :)