Egg and Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake

    1 hour

    This is a very simple cake to make, perfect for baking with kids. It is also egg-free and dairy-free and the ingredients are inexpensive.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 2 cups (500ml) cold water

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Sift flour, sugar, salt, bicarb soda and cocoa together into a 20x30cm ungreased cake tin. Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all and stir well with fork.
    2. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Ice with your favourite icing.

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    Excellent cake, it is now my go to cake. I have made it thrice now and it turned out brilliant. I do mix in a bowl then pour into a lined tin as the first time it stuck to the bottom. I find that it does not cook as quick as the recipe states and that after about 40 min I need to cover the top with tinfoil to stop it burning. It keeps well, I made three (turned out I only needed one and a half for the decorated cake) for a birthday and it was still just as tasty an moist a week later.  -  23 Jun 2013


    this was the most moist and tastiest chocolate I've ever made. And EASY!  -  03 May 2013


    Whilst easy to make and very moist I felt it lacked the depth of flavour I was looking for and will experiment a little next time and report back. My little dairy free grandson devoured it regardless.  -  13 Jul 2014