We have for you the best chocolate cake recipe. It is fudgy, super moist, and easy to prepare from start to finish. This cake could be the answer to the question – ‘what is the best recipe for an eggless chocolate cake?’
Reasons To Love This Chocolate Cake
√ perfectly sweet
√ super-duper moist
√ extremely simple to prepare
√ has the right notes of chocolate
How can you not love a cake with all these marvelous qualities?
Seems like I almost tried a zillion chocolate cake recipes from the internet, recipe books, baking guides, etc. But none of those cake recipes satisfied my criteria of a flawless eggless cake.
Hence, this easy eggless chocolate cake recipe is totally worth bookmarking for all the happy occasions in your life.
My Tried & True Tips
In case you do not know, baking the chocolate cake of your dreams at home is not rocket science. If I have done it, you can do it as well.
Ingredients: Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature and measured correctly before preparing the batter. Else, cold ingredients straight from the fridge might affect the texture of the cake.
- Cocoa Powder: If you are using sweetened cocoa powder add 1 Cup of sugar. For dark unsweetened cocoa powder add 1 ½ cup sugar.
- Sugar: Use castor sugar or fine granulated white sugar.
- Buttermilk: If you have buttermilk skip combining milk with vinegar.
- Yogurt: Use thick, creamy, and plain flavor yogurt or curd without any liquid.
- Oil: Any flavorless oil is fine. I prefer using olive oil.
Equipment: I highly recommend using an electric hand blender or a stand mixer for whisking the cake batter. It gives a strong and stable structure to the cake.
The 9-inch cake tin is perfect for this cake. Or you can divide the batter between two 8 inch cake tins. I used a 9-inch springform tin but I would not recommend using a springform tin for this cake recipe.
Cake Batter: Do not over mix the cake batter. Once everything is combined keep your hands away from the batter. Mixing for too long is not going to give you a soft cake. Actually, it does quite the opposite.
Baking Time: In my 52 liters OTG this eggless chocolate cake takes 40 minutes in the middle rack. Then I let it sit in the oven for 5 minutes before bringing it out. I would suggest you keep an eye on the cake after 30 minutes.
Toothpick Test: After the baking time is complete, insert a toothpick into the cake and pull it out. If it comes out with no/negligible crumbs, the cake is perfectly baked. If the cake batter sticks to the toothpick, the cake needs more baking time.
For a lazy baker like me, decorating a cake is a bit demanding. Hence, I stick to a simple chocolate ganache for decorating my eggless chocolate cake.
Needless, to say don’t hesitate to embellish the cake with fresh seasonal fruits (strawberries, peaches, mangoes, pineapple, passion fruit, etc) or chocolate curls, and sprinkles.
Microwave Chocolate Cake
First of all, it’s a big myth that you cannot bake a delicious chocolate cake in the microwave.
All you need to have is the right microwave cake recipe. It requires only 20 minutes from start to finish. And a decadent chocolate fudge cake is ready.
In addition to that, you can bake this eggless chocolate cake in microwave convection mode. Preheat microwave convection at 180 degrees celsius for 10 minutes. Bake cake for 30 – 35 minutes.
This eggless chocolate cake remains perfectly moist and fresh for 24 hours at room temperature. I prefer keeping it in an airtight container.
After 24 hours, you can store it in the refrigerator for 2 – 3 days.
It is best to consume the cake within the first few days of baking. Later, the texture of the cake becomes dry, and also the ganache layer on top becomes hard.
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Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe
1 Cup = 250 ml, 1 teaspoon = 5 ml
- 2 ⅓ Cup all purpose flour (maida)
- ¾ Cup cocoa powder, dark and unsweetened
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ Cup white granulated sugar
- ½ Cup (113 gram) butter, softened
- ½ Cup yogurt or curd (dahi)
- ½ Cup olive oil
- 1 ½ Cup buttermilk (see recipe note)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Ingredients For Chocolate Ganache
- 1 Cup dark chocolate, chopped
- ½ Cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon butter, softened
Oven and Cake Tin:
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. Grease a round 9-inch cake tin with butter. Line it with parchment paper or butter paper.
- Take 1 ½ Cup milk at room temperature. Combine one teaspoon vinegar in the milk. Mix nicely. Set aside until required.
Combine Dry Ingredients:
- Sift flour, baking soda, powder, and cocoa powder together in a bowl. Mix nicely. Set aside.
Combine Wet Ingredients:
- Whisk butter and sugar together until creamy. Use an electric hand blender with a whisk attachment or a stand mixer for the purpose. Now add yogurt and whisk the batter for 1 – 2 minutes at medium speed. Add the oil and vanilla essence. Continue whisking the batter for 5 minutes.
Prepare Cake Batter:
- Add dry ingredients in 2 – 3 batches along with buttermilk to the wet ingredients. Combine nicely. Use a hand mixer to evenly combine the batter. Stop mixing once the batter is well combined and no streaks of flour visible.
- Pour the cake batter into the greased tin. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool down in the tin for 5 – 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
- Heat cream in a non-stick pan till it comes to a boil. Add butter and mix. Pour this hot liquid over the chopped chocolate and mix until a thick, smooth chocolate ganache is formed.
- Spread this frosting over the cake. Add chopped strawberries and chocolate curls. Serve eggless chocolate cake with vanilla ice-cream.
- To make buttermilk, combine 1 ½ cup milk at room temperature with 1 teaspoon white vinegar in the milk. Mix nicely. Set aside until required.
- Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature before making the cake batter.
- Do not mix the cake batter for too long as it will harden the cake.
- Allow the cake to cool down a bit before covering it with chocolate ganache.
- Do not leave the chocolate ganache unattended for a long time or it will become hard.