La chocolate eggless cake and the vegan chocolate cake are ideal choices for those looking for a lighter and easily digestible alternative. The reasons why some people choose to avoid eggs in their diet can vary, ranging from choosing a vegan lifestyle to having allergies or food intolerances. Some, on the other hand, simply wish to reduce consumption of animal products for environmental or ethical reasons. The choice to exclude eggs in the preparation of cakes may seem unusual to many, as they are commonly considered an essential and irreplaceable component, playing an important role as a natural binder and leavening agent. However, with a few simple tricks, it is possible to prepare delicious cakes even without eggs and all you need to do is adjust the proportions of the other ingredients to obtain a smooth and homogeneous dough.

Egg-free chocolate cake and vegan chocolate cake

The main challenge in preparing this type of recipe lies in the ability to substitute these ingredients without compromising the structure, moisture and flavour of the cake. With ingredients such as apple, yoghurt, milk, butter, banana and various leavening agents, it is possible to achieve satisfactory results and cakes that are as delicious as traditional ones. In addition, experimenting with new recipes such as the chocolate eggless cake and the vegan chocolate cake creates a unique opportunity to explore new flavours and combinations of ingredients. Among the many options available, you can play with, for example, a variety of flavours such as vanilla, cinnamon, but also chocolate, orange peel and dried fruit.

Chocolate eggless cake: a snack or end-of-meal cake

All that is needed to prepare this cake is flour, sugar, water, butter and baking powder to which bitter cocoa is added. The dough is flavoured with grated orange peel and vanilla and, once baked, the irresistible aroma and soft texture will win everyone over. In fact, the end result will be a soft, light cake with a delicate vanilla scent, perfect for breakfast or a snack, to be served with coffee milk, tea or herbal tea. Decorated with a light dusting of icing sugar and enriched with a berry coulis or a soft scoop of ice cream, this cake is also a perfect option to end a delicious meal on a sweet note.

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Chocolate Eggless Cake: Recipe

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45 minutes

30 minutes

Easy

Oven

Italian

Ingredients for 6/8 persons

  • 200 ml milk
  • 180 g 00 flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • 80 g butter
  • 20 g of bitter cocoa powder
  • 16 g baking powder
  • 8 g vanilla extract
  • 1 orange (zest)
  • chocolate chips to taste
  • icing sugar to taste

    Accessories

    • 1 large bowl
    • 1 medium bowl
    • 1 spatula or 1 wooden spoon
    • 1 sieve
    • 1 silicone brush
    • 1 round baking tray 20 cm in diameter

    Chocolate eggless cake: procedure

    Step 1. In a large bowl, pour the sifted flour.

    Chocolate Eggless Cake Recipe

    Step 2. Add the cocoa and baking powder and mix the ingredients with a spatula.

    Chocolate Eggless Cake Recipe

    Step 3. In another bowl, add the milk and melted butter. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve it completely.

    Chocolate Eggless Cake Recipe

    Step 4. Now pour the milk into the bowl with the powders and mix all ingredients with the spatula.

    Chocolate Eggless Cake Recipe

    Step 5. Finally add the vanilla extract and orange zest. Knead the mixture until smooth and lump-free.

    Chocolate Eggless Cake Recipe

    Step 6. Brush the cake mould with butter, pour in the dough and decorate with a few chocolate drops.

    Chocolate Eggless Cake Recipe

    Step 7. Bake in a static, preheated oven on the middle shelf at 180 °C for 30 minutes. After this time, check the baking by inserting a long toothpick into the cake: if it is dry, the cake is cooked and can be removed from the oven. Allow the cake to cool before removing it from the mould. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

    Chocolate eggless cake

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    Advice & Conservation

    • The chocolate eggless cake can be stored at room temperature in a glass container for up to 3-4 days.
    • Freezing is not recommended.
    • If you want to realise a chocolate cake without eggs you can substitute some ingredients and make a water cake without eggs and milk or a vegan chocolate cake.

    Vegan chocolate cake

    Ingredients for 6/8 persons

    • 200 ml milk
    • 180 g 00 flour
    • 150 g sugar
    • 80 g butter
    • 20 g of bitter cocoa powder
    • 16 g baking powder
    • 8 g vanilla extract
    • 1 orange (zest)
    • chocolate chips to taste
    • icing sugar to taste

      Accessories

      • 1 large bowl
      • 1 medium bowl
      • 1 spatula or 1 wooden spoon
      • 1 sieve
      • 1 silicone brush
      • 1 round baking tray 20 cm in diameter

      Vegan chocolate cake: procedure

      Step 1. Combine all the powders (flour, potato starch, cocoa and baking powder) in a bowl and mix well.

      Step 2. In another large bowl, place the water with a pinch of salt and the sugar and stir until completely dissolved.

      Step 3. Pour the powders into the bowl with the water and mix with a spatula.

      Step 4. Finally, add the oil and vanilla extract.

      Step 5. Grease the 20 cm baking tin with a little oil, pour in the mixture, add a few drops of chocolate and bake it in static mode at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

      Step 6. Once ready, let it cool before removing it from the mould and then sprinkle with plenty of icing sugar.

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