Quick Egg and Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake

    40 minutes

    This is a super easy chocolate cake. It has no eggs or milk, and is mixed in the same pan it's baked in.

    86 people made this

    Serves: 9 

    • 1 1/2 cups (180g) sifted pastry flour
    • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) white vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Have ready an un-greased 20cm square pan.
    2. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt into pan. Make a well in the centre and pour in the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix until blended.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    This cake worked out REALLY WELL. A nice and simple recipie, although i think the "you can mix it in the pan" statement is debatable. I ended up transferring it to a mixing bowl half way through...not that that was a problem, it really doesn't make it any harder. However, i do have a few handy tips. Not to say that it needs improving - more about subsitution. First of all, I used olive oil. I know! might seem a little icky...but it really works quite well. The nutty flavour suits the cake well, and the more savoury flavours are easily covered by the sugar and cocoa. Also, if you can't find 'pastry flour' or whatever, mix a couple of tablespoons of cornflour (cornstartch) with 1.5 cups of plain (all-purpose) flour. I did this becuase i couldn't find 'pastry flour' (in Australia). GOOD RECIPIE  -  10 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I just loved this cake! It is sooo easy, quick to make, sooo moist and fluffy and delicious! I was worried It might stick to the ungreased pan, but it didn't! And I was also worried about the vinegar taste, but there was none! The easiest cake I've ever made. Doesn't need any icing or glaze or anything. Delicious as is. The only reason I gave it 4 stars, is that my husband did not like it at all for some weird reason...Anyway, I thought it was great! thanks so much for the recipe...update: I have made this cake many times now, but substituting either lemon juice or sour cream for the vinegar(equal amount). It turned out even better than the first time, and even my hubby had no more complaints about it! I don't ever use vinegar anymore. Perfect! love this recipe, and kids love to make it with me.  -  29 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This has got to be one of the best cakes I have ever eaten. Take it out of the oven and while it is still warm serve it with vanilla icecream, wow. My whole family loved it.  -  09 Jul 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)