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Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup hot coffee
  • 1/4 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ICING:
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2-2.5 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2-3 tbsp hot water (or hot milk)

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C, 10 mins before baking. Lightly grease the cake tin and line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl sift together the all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and sugar. Make a well.
  3. Add all the wet ingredients one by one.
  4. With an electric mixer, beat the mixture on low speed for 2-3 minutes until the dry and wet ingredients are well combined. Do not over beat it.
  5. Pour the batter in the prepared pan. Tap the pan a couple of times so the batter is spread evenly and there are no air bubbles.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes. check the cake with tooth pick. Toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake should come clean when the cake is ready.
  7. Once out of the oven, transfer the pan to a wiring rack to cool. After about an hour remove the cake from the pan and let the cake cool completely before icing.

For icing:

  1. Combine the softened butter and cocoa powder with a hand whisk or a wooden spoon.
  2. Add a little of hot water and mix well. Add 1 cup of icing sugar and vanilla essence. Mix well.
  3. Add a tbsp of hot water, if required, mix and add one more cup of icing sugar. Combine well.
  4. Do a taste test and add more sugar if required. Also, add more hot water to suit your required consistency.

NB:

  • Coffee: 1 tsp coffee + 1/4 cup hot water
  • Recipe makes 7 or 8" square cake pan or 6" cake with 6 mini cupcakes

All purpose flour

Baking powder

Baking soda

Unsweetened cocoa powder

Granulated sugar

Vegetable oil

Coffee

Milk

Yogurt

Vanilla extract

Unsalted butter

Cocoa powder

Icing sugar

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