Eggless Chocolate Cake

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This beautiful cake is very moist and very chocolately and is great decorated with fruit as well as with chocolate icing!

    490 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 5 1/4 cups (650g) sifted plain flour
    • 3/4 cup (90g) dark cocoa
    • 3 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 cups (660g) caster sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
    • 2 3/4 cups (700ml) water
    • 2 tablespoons vanilla essence

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 22x30cm baking tin.
    2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, bicarb soda and salt. Add sugar and mix together.
    3. Add oil, water and vanilla essence and mix together thoroughly.
    4. Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.

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    Something else. I made this recipe for my son's class. And it was wonderful. He has severe food allergies and this recipe is both egg and peanut free. I added chocolate chips to the batter. I made cupcakes instead of the cake and I baked them for 22 minutes @ 180 degrees.  -  18 Jul 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. I read all of the reviews before I baked this. I used another 1/4 cup of cocoa and replaced the salt with vinegar (trust me!). Suitably chocolatey and no after taste. Next time I'll try a slower oven and longer bake time to try and avoid the crust.  -  16 Sep 2010


    Made it more kid friendly. I recently made this for our mothers group joint 1st birthday, I took out the cocoa and used 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste. with butter icing it was a hit. All mums are asking for the recipe thanks ginger XXXX  -  09 Mar 2011