Eggless Moist Chocolate Cake

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one 8" cake

I've been getting frequent requests for an eggless cake recipe. Bearing in mind that I needed to achieve the kind of cake that has all the softness, moistness and delicious flavour that my favourite egg-based cakes have, I decided to turn to my trusty Moist Chocolate Cake recipe and work with that basic recipe, altering it to be suitable for those who want an eggless version. I made a few adjustments, and here are the results as you can see for yourself, a delicately soft, super moist, almost fudgy textured cake, with the same amazing and intense chocolate flavour! The cake does not rise as much as the egg-based version, however the taste is incredibly similar! I definitely will be making this cake again and AGAIN! ;)

I didn't feel the cake needed any frosting, so we enjoyed it as is with tall glasses of chilled milk (YUM!!), but you can frost it with ganache or buttercream frosting, or even our awesome and super-quick fudge frosting if you like!

1 1/4 cup
plain/all purpose flour
1 tsp.
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp.
1/4 cup
cocoa powder
3/4 cup
grinded/castor sugar
1/3 cup
melted butter or odourless oil
1/2 cup
(at room temperature)
1/2 cup
hot coffee
(1/4 tsp. instant coffee mixed in 1/2 cup hot water)
1/4 cup
thick yoghurt
(at room temperature)
1 tsp.
vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 170 degrees C, then grease, line and flour one 7" or 8" cake pan.

In a big mixing bowl, sieve the flour with the cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder THREE TIMES. This aerates the flour and evenly distributes the baking powder/soda thereby giving a lighter and fluffier cake. Add the grinded/caster sugar. Stir together.

Create a well in the center and add the liquid ingredients, starting with the hot coffee, followed by the melted butter or oil, then the milk and finally the yoghurt. Mix until just combined (if using a hand-mixer, takes less than a minute). Do not over-mix as it will give a tough cake.

Pour the batter into the prepared greased pan and bake in the middle rack in the oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until a skewer stuck into the center of the cake comes out clean. Do not over-bake.

Cool on a wire rack, turn the cake out of it's pan and peel of the grease-proof paper. Cool completely and either frost or serve as is.

Enjoy! :)



fantastic collection of recipes fauzia..very helpful..jazakillah!!

Pls I only have baking powder dnt v d baking soda do I bake this reciepe wid out d soda usin d bakin powder only

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You need the baking soda for best results.

Thanks for every Nice recepies all r Very good going to try

I've never made a cake which has yogurt in it....So will i taste the yogurt in the cake?

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No you won't, the yoghurt works in place of the eggs. Makes the cake soft and moist.

Salam, i jst tried this eggless cake. Turn out very well.
Thank u sooo much

thanks for nice receips fauzia god bless u.i will try this and give u a feed back inshaalah.i have a question should i use ILARA youhurt?is i want to make a 1kg cake what are the exact ingredients plz help?

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Yes you can use Ilara youghurt, drain it using a muslin cloth or fine material so all the extra water drips out of the yoghurt. This will make the yoghurt very nice and thick. Then measure and use accordingly.

my sis-in-law has made this cake and she said it was awesome...

really came out great...thanks alot

Want to know how to make a cake on a gas?? Step by step instructions will be appreciated as i will be going to make it first time..

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Use this method, good luck! :)

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Level tsp.

Hey looks awesome..All your recipes turn out really gud..thank you ..I want to make a butter less cake to cut on calories..

what temp to bake this at?

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Aysha, please re-read the instructions. The first line gives you the temperature. :)

Oh yes !i wanna try this my daughters birthday is just around the conner,thanx habibty...........

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Yes you can, make sure it is thick and fresh.

i love this cake, easy to make. i made it today but it dint rise as expected and secondly, it was sweet enough. let me tell u what i did

measured 3/4 cup sugar
grinded it..out of this I measured 3/4 cup and add it to the flour.
should i have added all of it???
iv done somthing wrong :(

and whyd int it look like the picture
mine looked dry

tho it was very clean from the top
no cracks
very soft

please advise.

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Yes dear you should measure the sugar, then grind and use it all. Did you overbake the cake? Or omit any ingredient? Were the baking soda/powder fresh?

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W/Salaam, did you change any of the ingredients in the recipe or time of baking? Also, is the baking soda and baking powder used fresh? :)

Helloo :) I'm new here but I've tried out few of your recipes through FB and they have all turned out nicely. Thank you so much for sharing.
I know we need to use baking soda for this recipe but unfortunately I don't have any :( Will the cake not turn out well if I substitute with baking powder ? :(

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Hi! Thanks dear. Unfortunately baking soda is necessary for this recipe. If possible do try and get it.

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Hi, sorry no rasmalai recipe.

hi do you have the recipe for ras malai thanks

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InshAllah it won't taste horrid. :)

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W/salaam, will try my best inshaAllah.

i forgot to add the vanilla essence :( is it gonna taste horridd?

can i use curd instead of yogurt?

slam sister
i'm looking 4 some eggless recepies coz my daughter is allergic to egg and i tried this cake but it feels so soft and looks it is not cooked from inside. can u help me coz i think i did some thing wrong.

slam sister
i will try again.can u share any eggless sponge cake recepie please bcs my daughter is allergic to egg. i love ur cooking. may Allah bless u

Hi.. is it ok if i don't put coffee in thr.. or instead of coffee somefin else.. cus here some ppl r allergic to coffee :-\ ta

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Hi, yes it is fine, coffee just enhances the chocolate flavour, you can leave itout or use cocoa powder in it's place.

Ingredients has already coca powder.. shall i put xtra mix it with hot water like. Coffee??

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You can leave out the extra cocoa since this recipe already has cocoa powder in it.

Salam.Is there anything that can be added in place of coffee?

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W/Salaam, use hot water.

would that give the same moist flavor to the cake?

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The cake will be moist yes, but it won't have the coffee flavour of course.

Tried this recipe thanks to fauzia

It was baked in 12 min, lol, myb cz the pan was big
Nd yes the soda nd baking powder were fresh.
I shud hav added all sugar.
Nd the 1tsp baking powder, u min FLAT or like a mountain??

does odourless oil mean the normal ccoking oil like sunflower oil?

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Yes that is right.

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Have not tried it without the cocoa.

Omygosh, thank you!!...I have just made this cake and it turned out great. It's sooo moist and delicious... You've got the recipe on point cause exactly after 20-25 mins my cake was baked!!! Most recipes I follow, my cake has issues when I bake, sometimes I have to leave it in longer or shorter in the oven than the time estimated in the recipe. Once again, thank you and God bless you for all of this!! :)