Eggless Chocolate Cake

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Eggless Chocolate Cake

Shall we bake? It’s been sometime since we baked right? Here is something simple to put together, if you are in a hurry. I was searching for a simple eggless chocolate cake and google took me here. This cake is really moist and I fell in love with its colour :) I think, this will be my go to recipe for an eggless chocolate cake. What I liked most about it is, it isnt very sweet, even with the frosting. Just the right amount of sweetness for me.

I wanted this cake to have a very homely look, because I was baking it for a friend… who is crazy about homemade baked goodies. So what do you think, does it look like a simple homemade chocolatey goodness to you?

You ready with your whisk, measuring cups, flour and apron… shall we roll?

Recipe Source: Food Tale

In a large bowl sift together the all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and sugar. Make a well…

Add all the wet ingredients one by one. With an electric mixer, beat the mixture on low speed for 2-3 minutes until the dry and wet ingredients are well combined.  You can also use a wire whisk. Do not over beat it.

Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake in the pre heated oven for about 30 min. Check the cake with tooth pick. Toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake should come clean when the cake is ready.

Eggless Chocolate Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cake
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Serves: 7
 
Ingredients
  • All Purpose Flour – 1 cup
  • Baking Powder – ½ tsp
  • Baking Soda – 1 tsp
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – 6 tbsp
  • Granulated Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Vegetable oil – ½ cup ( I used sunflower oil)
  • Hot Coffee – ¼ cup (1 tsp of coffee in ¼cup hot water)
  • Milk – ¼ cup, room temp
  • Yogurt – ¼ cup, room temp
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
Chocolate Icing
  • Unsalted Butter – 100 gms, room temp
  • Cocoa powder – ⅓ cup
  • Icing sugar – 2-2.5 cups
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Hot water – 2-3 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C, 10 mins before baking. Lightly grease the cake tin and line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl sift together the all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and sugar. Make a well.
  3. Add all the wet ingredients one by one.
  4. With an electric mixer, beat the mixture on low speed for 2-3 minutes until the dry and wet ingredients are well combined. Do not over beat it.
  5. Pour the batter in the prepared pan. Tap the pan a couple of times so the batter is spread evenly and there are no air bubbles.
  6. Bake for about 30 min. Check the cake with tooth pick. Toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake should come clean when the cake is ready.
  7. Once out of the oven, transfer the pan to a wiring rack to cool. After about an hour remove the cake from the pan and let the cake cool completely before icing.
  8. For icing – combine the softened butter and cocoa powder with a hand whisk or a wooden spoon. Add a little of hot water and mix well. Add 1 cup of icing sugar and vanilla essence. Mix well. Add a tbsp of hot water, if required, mix and add one more cup of icing sugar. Combine well. Do a taste test and add more sugar if required. Also, add more hot water to suit your required consistency.
Notes
I got a 6 inch square cake and 6 mini cupcakes with the above qty. You can use a 7 or 8 inch cake tin, to make the whole qty as cake. I used a hand whisk to combine the batter. I used low fat milk and low fat yogurt for the cake. I measured the yogurt after beating it well. You can also use hot milk instead of hot water for icing. I used hot water. I kept the frosted cake at room temp for 2 days in an airtight container. You can store it in fridge for 4-5 days. The cake was very moist, even when I had it straight out of the fridge, though the icing was a tiny bit hard. If you want the icing also to be soft, keep it @ room temp for 10-15 mins, before serving.

 

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  • Rashmi

    hi…a couple of doubts…..is parchment paper the same as baking paper?and r either of these the same as greaseproof paper…where do u buy parchment paper here in bahrain?which brand?…some of the recipes u have said grease the dish and place parchment paper…some places grease the parchment paper….is tht significant?r those cupcake liners we get similar to any of the above mentioned papers??do they need greasing too?sorry to sound like a dunce….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rashmi,

      Is parchment same as baking paper… to be honest, I’m not sure. Here in Bahrain, you see parchment paper in shops. But back home, it’s known as baking paper, so…

      I buy Dana brand parchment paper, most of the time. I buy it from Megamart/Geant/Lulu etc;

      I usually dont grease the parchment paper. However in some cases, depending on the recipe, the cake seems to stick to the parchment, especially sponge cake. So in that case, I grease the parchment paper also. So I write it depending on the recipe.

      I think the cupcake liners are similar to the parchment paper. I dont grease the cupcake liners.

      Hope it’s clear now..

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Ms.cupcake12

        Hey,
        I would like to know if I could replace yogurt with curd and if yes, could u please tell me the quantity.
        Thank you

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          Ms.Cupcake,

          Sorry I’m not sure about it :(

          Cheers
          Maria

  • http://www.divyascookbook.com/ Divya Kudua

    Yummy cake Maria-love,absolutely LOVE the pic of the slice.I can never get enough of chocolate I guess:).The recipe looks different,should give it a try!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks dear! you give it a try sometime :)

  • Stella

    hi maria… looks delicious….:) …is there a substitute for yogurt in this recipe ?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Stella,

      Thank you! I’m not sure dear about yogurt substitute. I havent tried it that way.

      May be you can use mashed banana to substitute, but I havent tried it…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Chandrika

    Hello Maria,

    Thanks for the egless chocolate cake recipe…. Looks very tempting… plannin to bake it for my son. Would request you to clarify the qty of ingredients in approx gms as not very sure what is your measurement in cups.

    Thank you once again for your wonderful recipes… Keep up the good work n God bless!!!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Chandrika,

      You are welcome! I use standard measuring cups available for my baking.

      Please check out the below link to see the conversion:

      http://allrecipes.com/howto/cup-to-gram-conversions/

      I hope you get to bake it soon and your son likes it :)

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Chandrika

        Hi Maria…

        I did bake the cake today n also experimented wid the icing…thank u so much fr training amateurs like me…Last but not the least it my kids enjoyed it a lot … So was worth the effort !!!!

        Will share the pics of my cake very soon!!!

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          Hi Chandrika,

          I’m so happy that your kids liked the cake :) Thank you so much. Would love to see your cake pics…

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Vanessa

    What is granulated sugar. Is it the normal sugar.

    Vanessa

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      It’s normal sugar.

  • rani arun

    hi maria,
       i tried ur cake n it came out well…..thnx a lot..i didnt do frosting…without frosting also it tastes good…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rani,

      Thank you so much dear! Yeah it tastes great even without frosting :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sharmilabhattar

    Hi Maria,

    Just baked this cake and it looks nice. Tried ur pair pup vadai and it was very yummy. People were gorging on it. This cake is for my husband’s and kids’ dabba tomorrow. Thanx a lot for the yummy recipes. Keep up the good work!!!

    Sharmila Bhattar Naufel

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you very much Sharmila! Great to know that these recipes worked well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Lakshmi

    Oh wow.. this cake looks yummy! Definitely going to try it over the weekend. 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Lakshmi :)

  • Poornima

    Maria, Sorry to say this but the cake does not look homemade, it looks really professional :):). Nothing I bake at home ever looks so good or neat..I know it is not what you were aiming for, but I guess sometimes you cannot help perfection. The cake looks absolutely delicious and tempting. The combination of dark and light brown is so irresistable. I am going to bake it this weekend. I want to make it double layered, hopefully it will be tall enough to be sliced into two.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Poornima,

      When I started reading your comment, I was like “OMG, the cake didnt bake well for her” but the second part made me smile :)

      Thanks dear for your lovely comment but I should say I’m far from perfect when it comes to icing the cake n all. Btw, did you get to try this over the weekend? I do hope it came out well for you…

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Poornima

        Hi Maria,

        Thank you for the reply:). I baked this today as I could not bake it over the weekend. And oh my god, it was so good….can you believe that we already finished the entire cake (it is 9 PM where i live and I baked it at around 12 in the noon). It was smooth, moist and unbelievably chocolaty…god, i can still smell it :D

        I did not even ice it as I ran out of time and yet it was so good. I can only imagine how good it will be with icing….though my husband does not like iced cakes much and told me he prefers it this way :)

        Thank you so much for the fantastic recipe…this is going to be my go-to recipe for chocolate cake from now on. And this is the third recipe of urs with which I have had success. Your malai kofta is almost a weekly feature in our house now :). Thank you once again and keep up the awesome work.

        Poornima

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          Thanks a bunch dear! I’m really happy that the cake came out well for you. Yeah it’s good even without icing, but try it with icing sometime, when you are in a mood to indulge ;)

          Thanks again dear for trying the recipes from here and also for the comments.

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Poojamishra31

    Dear Maria, I do not have an oven but a microwave. Please advice about the temperature as last time i tried baking a cake but I ended up spoiling it because of wrong temp. Kindly advise.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Dear Pooja,

      I use an electric oven for my baking, so I’m not familiar with MW baking.

      However I’ve read somewhere that if you are using a MW with convection, it works just like the electric oven, so you can follow the same temp.

      Hope this cake comes out well for you…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Reena Deepak

    hi maria,

    thanks for posting this recipe, i was on the lookout for an eggless cake for my son’s 3rd birthday party. by the way, tried making your green peas masala at home, came out yummy. keep up the good work and keep giving us such delectable recipes!!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Reena! When is your son’s b’day? I wish him a very happy b’day and May God Bless him!

      Nice to know that the green peas recipe came out well for you, thanks dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Lakshmi Nair

    Thanks Maria for such a nice recipe…I baked this cake for my friend’s Bday and it came out very well.. Everybody really enjoyed it….Keep going…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Lakshmi,

      Thanks dear! Belated b’day wishes to your friend. Nice to know that the cake recipe worked well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • vidhya

    thanks maria for this recipe.i tried this and came out very well…i request you to post fondant icing cake…thanks again.all the best.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Vidhya,

      Great to know that you liked this recipe. Thanks dear!

      Sorry to disappoint you, but I’m not a big fan of fondant :( I’m not sure whether it’ll change in the future, till then…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Nanthi

    Hi Maria,  the picture looks so great. I am going to try this weekend. I had been looking for a good eggless cake and tried with many recipes, but I was not satisfied with any of them. Let me try this and post a comment to you next week.
    thanks a lot.
    God bless you.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Nanthi,

      I do hope you got to try this cake and that it turned out well :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • fari

    When I started cooking, after marriage, I chose all simple recipes from here, my husband loved them.

    Suddenly I wanted to try baking, and, baked my first ever cake. I couldn’t even wait for it to cool down. It was yummy. And such a good feeling to watch the plate go empty in an hour. The chocolatey heavenly sponginess, and that mild coffee hit of that oh-so-wonderful cake, I was floored. Thank you so much for this :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Fari,

      You are welcome dear! Really happy to know that you are a regular visitor here, thanks a bunch :)

      Keep cooking and baking and have fun!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Nisha_s411

    hi maria i did exactly as per ur instructions…but my cake did cook after 30 mins on top…..i hav an electric oven not the cookin range…i only kept the bottom heater on…….should i keeep the top heater also on?????thanks

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Nisha,

      You mean the top portion didnt cook? I usually keep both the top n bottom heater on for baking cakes. Try that next time and I do hope it comes out well.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Nisha_s411

    hi maria thanks for ur quick reply…i turned on both the heaters and ….i had a superb cake….thans a lot….and plz if u can do some donutss…..
    also i would like to ask in one of my recipes for buns i used instant yeast but it didnt buble….wat could be the reasons for the dough not to rise….more over my yeast didnt bubble even after puttin it in warm milk with some sugar……thanks

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Nisha,

      Great to know that the cake turned out well, I’m happy :)

      I think if you use instant yeast, you dont have to keep it for rising, you can just add it directly to the flour. Also if the yeast is not fresh, it wont rise…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Jini

    Hi Maria,
    Will be it okay if i omit the bicarb.
    Thanks
    JIni

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

       Hi Jini,

      I dont think so, it’s better to add it, especially for chocolate cakes. It reacts with the cocoa powder and gives a very nice dark colour too…

  • sherin

    hi Maria,
    Am a ‘silent admirer’ of ur site….just made this cake yday..4 my hubby’s b’day…yummy it was…
    First time trying an eggless cake…just the icing part i changed,i did blackforest icing with whipped cream,cherries and chocolate shavings…
    great going Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Sherin! I’m glad that you liked it. Black forest icing sounds great! May be I can also try it next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vi

    Hi Maria. Can i use butter instead if oil for the cake?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Vi,

      hhmm I havent tried using butter for this cake, but I’ve seen some people substituting oil with butter, so I think you can…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks a lot Libby :) Great to know that this is your fav eggless cake recipe..

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Lily

    The best eggless chocolate cake! I have tried otherones before, but let me congratulate to you! This is the only one that turned out great and easy! My son’s birthday is this week, he is egg alergyc, and he can’t wait to eat it! Thanks!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a lot Lily! Happy b’day to your son, Hope he has a great day :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • neiha

    hi maria, i tried this cake using all the same ingredients, but my cake turned out very crumbly, i did a soaking of the sponge with milk and icing sugar also. Is it becoz of that ?? icing colour was not like urs , but tasted good.. can u please tell me how to rectify this problem..i bake often.
    thanks,
    neiha

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Neiha,

      Sorry, I didnt understand the soaking of the sponge part you did. I havent mentioned anything of that sort in the recipe.

      The cake can crumble if it is cut before it’s cooled down completely or if the batter is over mixed.

      I do hope it comes out well next time..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • mai

    Im now baking this for my mom…. It smell so goood…. I cant wait to have a slice… I omit the coffee, just used plain hot water. Hope it will taste the same, i guess just without the coffee taste hehe Will ice it with cream cheese with white chocolate.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Mai,

      Hope you enjoyed this cake. Cream cheese and white choc frosting sounds great!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • ami

    thank u so much for sharing this recipe … i made this cake on kid’s 6th birthday ….. u saved my $ 70 ..n my kid n all the guests were praised my cake … thanks again ..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ami,

      You are welcome! Nice to know that this cake was a hit at your place :) Thanks a lot for the comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • valli ranajit

    can u plz give the weight equivalent for the dry ( in grams) and the wet(in ml) ingedients in the above recipe??? i mean the conversion 4r the cup measurements….that will b helpful. i’am more comfortable with that and would love 2 try out this recipe. regards…

  • Nanthi

    Hi Maria,

    I need a small variation. Please give me the proportion of b. soda and b.powder to be used in a eggless yellow cake (not a chocolate cake), as i am unable to make it. B.soda works well with chocolate mostly.

    I sent a mail to you re this.

    Waiting for your reply.

    Thanks a lot.
    Nanthi

    • Nanthi

      Hi Maria and other baking friends,
      Here i have uploaded the decorated eggless cake (vanilla cake – top and side view) for you all to view.

      Happy baking!

  • gayathri

    HI Maria tried out this recipe and it turned out to be delicious and easy to make.My question is can it be possible that this cake can be made without the chocolate icing?You see there are some senior members in my family who are ‘not’ too crazy about any kind of icing on a cake:))So if I have to make this cake omitting the icing sugar what are the possible changes that I will have to make to the basic cake recipe in terms of addition of extra sugar etc?????

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Gayathri :) I think you can make it without icing too. You can use 1 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 cup to make the cake. Hope it works and your family enjoys it.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ramya

    Hey Maria!

    I followed your recipe to the word, just doubled all the ingredients. I could not resist licking the batter that was smooth, glossy and had the perfect taste – it was lip-smacking and I was jumping with joy! I have tried so many different recipes for chocolate cake but yours is a clean winner. Thank you so much:)

    Also, I was wondering if butter could be substituted for oil. I used sunflower oil but there was a slight oil aftertaste.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ramya,

      Thanks a bunch dear! I’m glad that this recipe worked well for you :)

      I havent substituted butter with oil for this cake, but for another chocolate cake, I’ve used oil. That one comes out well. But it’s not eggless. Please check out the moist chocolate cake for the same.

  • hargunraj01

    Hi maria,
    i tried this cake it was absolutely yummy!!!!!!!!!
    my kids liked it .it was a hit in the family.i am new to baking by my luck i chanced upon ur blog a few days back and was impressed with ur cake recipies.i am dying to try them out but i am totally confused .i have a few doubts ,if u can please clarify-
    $can we use vegetable oil instead of butter if yes please advise the measurement.
    $H ow to convert grams into cups or ml?
    $this is a silly question but i am confused .what is the difference between all purpose flour and plain flour.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi,

      Thank you for trying this recipe. Good to know that you liked it :)
      About your queries…
      I think you can use oil instead of butter, but I havent tried it, so I’m not sure about the qty.
      Please check out the below site for conversion:
      http://allrecipes.com/howto/cup-to-gram-conversions/
      All purpose flour and plain flour is same.

      Happy baking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Payal Jairaj

    Hey Maria, this recipe is amazing and the cake tastes good… Altho inspite of greasing the tin, twice the bottom got stuck… And is it possible to use half a cup of butter instead of the oil?

    The taste however is just amazing!!! Thank you so much!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Payal,

      Thank you! If parchment paper/baking paper is available, that’s the best option. Also, after greasing the tin, dust it with some plain flour/cocoa and tap the tin, so that it spreads uniformly in the tin.

      I havent substituted butter for oil, but I think you can give it a try.

      Hope it works out..

      Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Minu

    Hi Maria,

    I have tried your recipe and it was too delicious. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

    But I faced one problem while baking cake. Middle of the cake puff up more than the sides and in the end of baking it sinks a bit in the middle. Can you please tell me why it must have happened. I have increased the quantities to 1.5 times.

    I am planning to try your fruit cake for christmas. Thanks again for your wonderful recipes.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Minu for the comment :)

      From your comment, I guess it happened because you used a smaller size tin. When you use a smaller tin, it happens that the cake tends to rise in the middle for lack of space and then it sinks after a while.

      Please try using a bigger pan next time. Hope it works..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Subhashini

    Hi Maria,
    My cake came out very thin in an 8″ dish. any idea why?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Subhashini, was your baking tin a wide one or a deep one? I think it will come out thin, if it’s a wide pan. May be you can use a slightly smaller tin and see :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • DEEPTI

    Hi Maria..I am going to try your recipe , but whenever I tried to bake a cake , it become very less spongy…what to add in it to make it extra spongy?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Deepti,

      I dont usually add anything extra in the recipe to make it spongy. Make sure not to over mix the recipe and also dont bake it for a longer time.

      Hope your cake comes out perfect!

      Happy baking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Harini

    Dear Maria! I tried your eggless vanilla and chocolate cup cake recipes for my daughter’s bday-playdate and they came out awesome. I added some orange juice and essence to the chocolate cup cake batter and that gave them a nice flavor and taste too.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Harini,

      Belated b’day wishes to your daughter. hope she had a wonderful day!

      Nice to know that the cakes came out well :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Gayathri,

    First of all my apologies for the delayed reply :( I’m really sorry I missed out on your comment :(((

    If you are not a big fan of sweet cakes, this should work fine without icing also. But if you want the cake to be sweeter, you can increase the sugar by 1/4 cup more.

    Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy and blessed new year!

    Cheers
    Maria

  • DEEPTI

    Hello Maria..just want to know what does it mean by “preheat the oven at 180 C”. I am using IFB Microwave Oven in which autocook menu shows approximate time of 2-3 minutes for 200gm plum cake. Is it necessary to preheat the oven??

  • Ami

    i’m crossing my fingers. i’ve tried making chocolate cakes several times and never has anyone of them turned out right, as all had “Sad faces”. so i’m hoping this one turns out right, and if it does i’m going to post the picture here and CHEER for you Maria. :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ami,

      I do hope this recipe worked well for you :) I’m keeping my fingers crossed till I hear from you..

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ami,

      I do hope this recipe worked well for you :) I’m keeping my fingers crossed till I hear from you..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Priyanka

    I tried the cake and absolutely loved it . I wanted to turn this into cupcakes. Can you tell me the baking time and also can I use whipped cream in the icing to turn it into cupcake frosting .. Also I has forgotten to add water in the icon an still it was
    yum and creamy

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Priyanka,

      Thanks a lot :) I think the baking time will be approx 15-18 mins, depending on the size of your cupcakes. Yes you can add whipping cream. I think you can fold in the whipped cream to the icing and use.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Priyanka,

      Thanks a lot :) I think the baking time will be approx 15-18 mins, depending on the size of your cupcakes. Yes you can add whipping cream. I think you can fold in the whipped cream to the icing and use.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Keerti Sudha

    hi Maria…a happy new year to u and family.. hey can i pour ganache over the iced cake?? :D

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Keerti for your wishes and wish you the same!

      Yep, you can pour ganache over the iced cake. But make sure the icing is set before pouring the ganache. Check out the moist chocolate cake with butter cream and ganache recipe on the site for the details.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Keerti for your wishes and wish you the same!

      Yep, you can pour ganache over the iced cake. But make sure the icing is set before pouring the ganache. Check out the moist chocolate cake with butter cream and ganache recipe on the site for the details.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Guest

    Hi maria, i did try out the cake and it turned out to be absolutely DELICIOUS! coudnt stop smacking my fingers. thank you for the terrific recipe!

  • Guest

    Hi maria, i did try out the cake and it turned out to be absolutely DELICIOUS! coudnt stop smacking my fingers. thank you for the terrific recipe!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks :) Nice to know that recipe worked well for you..

  • http://www.facebook.com/azra.basheer.92 Azra Basheer

    hi maria, tried out this absolutely delicious recipe which turned out terrifically awesome! the cake was WOW. couldnt stop smacking my fingers.THANKS maria.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Azra! It’s a pleasure to know that the cake turned out perfect for you.

      Thanks a bunch for your comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • disqus_uZDyOGgwmu

    Hi Maria, I’ve tried your cake many times, with the only variation being I microwave it for 7 minutes and it turns out excellent.

    Today I tried baking it in convection mode, that too doubling the quantity specified in a single batch as a cake. In that case, shouldn’t the baking time remain the same ideally? I baked it today but it took 61 minutes for the knife to come out clean. I am yet to taste it since it is just out of the oven as I write this. Also, I prepared one batch first, poured it, and realizing it was insufficient, made another one quickly and poured it over the first before baking it. Does that cause any difficulties? (I used a tin cake mould, square).

    Also, what other essence tastes good in place of vanilla? Sometimes I feel the taste of essence is not discernible, and even pineapple essence I tried once had no discernible flavor. Should I be putting more quantity of it?

    I hope the cake turns out well today. I have always loved this particular cake of yours, although I cooked it in a microwave… Thank you..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi,

      I havent tried baking in MW, so I’m not familiar with its working. I think the baking time will definitely be more than 7 mins in a convection mode. But I’m not sure why it took 61 mins.. The reason can be, the size of the tin you used may be small compared to the batter qty.

      I dont think pouring one more batter over the top should affect the cake, but since I’m no professional baker, I’m not very sure about it too..

      Try using a different brand of vanilla essence or as you said, you can increase the qty of the one you are using. You can try vanilla beans instead of essence, it gives a stronger flavour.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi,

      I havent tried baking in MW, so I’m not familiar with its working. I think the baking time will definitely be more than 7 mins in a convection mode. But I’m not sure why it took 61 mins.. The reason can be, the size of the tin you used may be small compared to the batter qty.

      I dont think pouring one more batter over the top should affect the cake, but since I’m no professional baker, I’m not very sure about it too..

      Try using a different brand of vanilla essence or as you said, you can increase the qty of the one you are using. You can try vanilla beans instead of essence, it gives a stronger flavour.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • disqus_uZDyOGgwmu

    Hi Maria, I’ve tried this cake many times, but in microwave mode, for 7 minutes, but it has turned out wonderful…
    Today I tried it as you instructed, in convection mode. I doubled the quantity in a tin cake, and it took 61 minutes for the knife to come out clean. Is that normal? Also, I prepared a batch of batter, and realizing it would be insufficient, hurried to make another one, then poured them one over the other in the cake tin and baked according to the instructions. Is that okay? Or should I double the quantity in one go itself?
    I haven’t been able to taste it since the batch has just come out of the oven as I write this and it is supposed to be a gift for a friend.
    Also, does essence really make a difference to the taste? I experimented with pineapple essence too but it didn’t seem to taste any different. Can I increase the quantity???
    Thanks for posting the recipe… This is the only recipe where my chocolate cake has come out pleasant to the taste buds… Our family loves this cake… Thanks again!!!

  • sukhdev

    hello marias

    great job ur doing…..making things easier for us……god bless u

    just a quick one ………….i wanted a recipe for eggless carrot cake ….the one i have does not turn out sooo good.it becomes vry soggy nd sticky……..pliz help ……………………thanks……….sukhi

  • sukhdev

    hello marias

    great job ur doing…..making things easier for us……god bless u

    just a quick one ………….i wanted a recipe for eggless carrot cake ….the one i have does not turn out sooo good.it becomes vry soggy nd sticky……..pliz help ……………………thanks……….sukhi

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sukhdev,

      Thank you :) I havnet tried an eggless version of carrot cake yet :( May be sometime in the future..

      However I’ve posted eggless vanilla cake and eggless pineapple upside down cake, please have a look at it.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sukhdev,

      Thank you :) I havnet tried an eggless version of carrot cake yet :( May be sometime in the future..

      However I’ve posted eggless vanilla cake and eggless pineapple upside down cake, please have a look at it.

      Cheers
      Maria

      • sukhdev

        thank u so much…..vl definately try it out..,….nd hoping to learn more from u ,,,,,,,,thanks

      • sukhdev

        thank u so much…..vl definately try it out..,….nd hoping to learn more from u ,,,,,,,,thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/chaitanya.chibber Chaitanya Chibber

    Thanks for the recipe
    The cake was really moist

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Chaitanya :) I’m really happy that the cake came out well for you..

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Chaitanya :) I’m really happy that the cake came out well for you..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Serena sakhrani

    Omg! This receipe is the absolute best! I cannot thank you enough!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Serena :) Glad that you liked it.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Serena :) Glad that you liked it.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anuradha

    It came out really well..Thanku for sharing :)

  • Anuradha

    It came out really well..Thanku for sharing :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Anuradha for the comment :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Anuradha for the comment :)

  • Sona Santhosh

    hello Maria,
    I am Sona , basically from Kochi..now in Kwt. I have been a follower of all your lovely recipes for quite some time and this one recipe that was really appreciated. I have prepared the cake just as per your directios (decorated as per my kids directions thou :) )…I wud be really previleged if you wud just drop by my space…i have got a slice of the cake for you too as well…
    this is the link
    http://www.ieatonline.blogspot.com/2013/03/gangnam-style-cake-and-my-very-first.html
    thanks very much dear…

  • Sona Santhosh

    hello Maria,
    I am Sona , basically from Kochi..now in Kwt. I have been a follower of all your lovely recipes for quite some time and this one recipe that was really appreciated. I have prepared the cake just as per your directios (decorated as per my kids directions thou :) )…I wud be really previleged if you wud just drop by my space…i have got a slice of the cake for you too as well…
    this is the link
    http://www.ieatonline.blogspot.com/2013/03/gangnam-style-cake-and-my-very-first.html
    thanks very much dear…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Sona :) Your cake looks really nice!

      Thanks for sharing it with me ;)

      All the best for your blog!

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Sona :) Your cake looks really nice!

      Thanks for sharing it with me ;)

      All the best for your blog!

      Cheers
      Maria

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  • emma

    We made this cake in an easter basket mould and decorated it. First we grated some chocolate, then I mixed strawberry and yogurt. My dad mixed some banana and yogurt and I squashed some strawberries .My mum cooked some vanilla custard, and we decorated the cake. :D

    Emma (8) in Hungary

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Emma dear for baking this cake for Easter :) Hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family.

      Take care dear..

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Emma dear for baking this cake for Easter :) Hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family.

      Take care dear..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • vibhuti

    hi Maria,
    This looks great, i tried vanilla cake last week and the cake, after taking out of the oven the center sinked. Can you help me with these questions -
    1) at what temperature should i bake the cake? same 180C in which i preheated the OTG?
    2) My OTG has 2 options – Bake and Convection bake. Which one should I select?
    3) I incorporated dry and wet ingredients using wisk, should i beat the mixture with electric blender after this?

    Thanks,
    Vibhuti

  • vibhuti

    hi Maria,
    This looks great, i tried vanilla cake last week and the cake, after taking out of the oven the center sinked. Can you help me with these questions -
    1) at what temperature should i bake the cake? same 180C in which i preheated the OTG?
    2) My OTG has 2 options – Bake and Convection bake. Which one should I select?
    3) I incorporated dry and wet ingredients using wisk, should i beat the mixture with electric blender after this?

    Thanks,
    Vibhuti

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Vibhuti,

      Thank you!

      You should bake the cake at 180 C itself. I’m not very familiar with the working of OTG. If you’ve manual, may be you can check it up to see which mode is used for baking cakes.
      No need to use electric blender, you can use whisk itself.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Vibhuti,

      Thank you!

      You should bake the cake at 180 C itself. I’m not very familiar with the working of OTG. If you’ve manual, may be you can check it up to see which mode is used for baking cakes.
      No need to use electric blender, you can use whisk itself.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    You are welcome Nivedita :) Nice to know that this cake was appreciated by your family.

    Thanks a bunch for leaving a comment here.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Nivalia Iyer

    Hi Maria,
    My oven stopped working 2 days ago and as I was browsing through your recipes, this one made me crave for it. It looks really great…and must taste great too. But is there any way to bake it in a pressure cooker?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Nivalia,

      I havent baked in a pressure cooker yet. However I’ve posted a steamed cake recipe. May be you can follow the same method.

      Please check out the steamed honey sponge cake recipe on the site.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • sajna Sabarish

    Dear maria

    Please help I tried the eggless cake but some how the base of the cake never cooked.

    I tried twice but the same issue happened.
    Please suggest me what to do.

    Sajna Sabarish

  • sajna Sabarish

    Dear maria

    Please help I tried the eggless cake but some how the base of the cake never cooked.

    I tried twice but the same issue happened.
    Please suggest me what to do.

    Sajna Sabarish

    • Meera

      Hi Sajna

      Sometimes the base does not get baked properly if the pan is not wide enough. Happened with me a few times when I was using a 6 inch deep pan for baking.

      • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

        Thanks Meera for taking time to answer the query :)

  • sajna Sabarish

    Dear maria

    I went through all the comments on this recipe everybody has appreciated this but I am feeling so weird asking you this silly question as wat to do if the base of the cake has not baked properly I am using onida barbecue model with bake option I preheated the oven as per your instructions but failed miserably.

    Can you please help me maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Dear Sajna,

      Sorry to hear that your cake didnt come out well :(

      From your comment, I guess it has got something to do with your oven settings. I usually out the top and bottom baking option for all my bakes.

      I’m sorry I cant figure out any other reason for the bottom part not getting baked :(

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Dear Sajna,

      Sorry to hear that your cake didnt come out well :(

      From your comment, I guess it has got something to do with your oven settings. I usually out the top and bottom baking option for all my bakes.

      I’m sorry I cant figure out any other reason for the bottom part not getting baked :(

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Priya Kamath

    Hi Maria,

    The cake looks divine and i’d love to try it but just wanted to know if i can skip the coffee bit from the recipe?? Or is there a substitute for it?? Is the purpose of coffee used in the recipe for enhancing the taste and color? Or does it have anything to do with the rising of the cake while baking?

    Thanx

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Priya,

      Thank you! The coffee is used for mainly flavour and colour. You can omit it if you like. Just add 1/4 cup of plain hot water and follow the recipe.

      Hope the cake comes out well :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Priya,

      Thank you! The coffee is used for mainly flavour and colour. You can omit it if you like. Just add 1/4 cup of plain hot water and follow the recipe.

      Hope the cake comes out well :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Priya

    Hi Maria,
    I always use d microwave to make my cakes, plus never baked without butter.. But ur recipe was wow.. Loved it.. Cake turned out perfect..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Priya :) I’m really glad that it worked out well for you.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Priya :) I’m really glad that it worked out well for you.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Priya :) I’m really glad that it worked out well for you.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Rohini Rajeev

    Dear Maria,
    Tried this yesterday to surprise my niece, it was so fabulous that I was delighted to see her happy face after taking a bite…
    I baked in my convention microwave, so had to bake for 40 min instead of 30.
    It really was a delicious cake… Thanks a tonne for the perfect recipe.
    Keep the menu coming…
    Cheers
    Rohini

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Rohini :) Great to know that you niece enjoyed the cake. belated b’day wishes to her.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • shweta

    Hey Maria,
    Was searching a recipe for a good moist eggless cake for so long atlast came across your blog…just baked the cake and its smells and tastes heavenly though I have not made the icing but it is still perfect cant wait to put another big bite in my mouth…and also cant stop my 5 year old from hogging on it.
    Thanks keep up the good work.
    Shweta

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch Shweta :) I’m so happy that this recipe worked well for you. May be you can try with icing next time, it’s really good ;)

  • Meera

    Awesomeness!! This cake was a real surprise.. Perfection in every sense of the word. Moist, chocolaty and yummy. Thank you for sharing this recipe. This will be my go-to chocolate cake (egg-less or otherwise) recipe for a million years. Thanks Maria.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch for the wonderful feedback! It’s a pleasure to know this cake came out perfect for you :)

  • Tripti

    This was super duper hit outright!!! Loved every bit of it.Thanks for this lovely recipe Maria.U rock!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch Tripti :) I’m glad you loved it!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Renu navin paliwal

    this cake was a superhit… made it for hubby’s birthday.. since i had to take it to a friends house for a get togethr , i skipped teh icing… still it was yummy.. very very tasty… people were surprised that it was eggless.. i doubled the recipe and baked in a bundt pan and it came out perfect.. thank you maria…:)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Renu :) Hope Navin had a wonderful b’day!

  • Julia Rose Thomas

    another hit among both egg and non egg eaters!! you are the right fit to ‘God sent’… absolutely gorgeous cake!

  • Julia Rose Thomas

    another hit among both egg and non egg eaters!! you are the right fit to ‘God sent’… :) absolutely gorgeous cake!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Julia dear, your cakes look really really great! You are doing a wonderful job!

      I’m so happy that you’ve selected the cake recipes from here. Thank you so much :)

  • Raksha

    Thanks for the recipe. I made a steam cake out of these ingredients and it came out perfectly. :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Raksha :) I’m glad you liked it.

      Thanks for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Rubina,

    Thank you!

    About the crumbly part, I’m not quite sure why it happened like that :((

    One reason can be overmixing the batter. I do hope it comes out well next time.. All the best!!

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Anisha

    Hi Maria,

    wouldn’t be justice if I still dont put a comment here. I host parties frequently at home. So all I do is decide from your recipie index what I have to make and blindly follow it which has earned me the name of being a great cook. There is not one recipie of yours thats not brought me a smile to my face and satisfaction to all around me and I owe it all to you!!! Thanks a loooot. I got married a year ago and am from Kerala and marias menu is my cooking bible :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Anisha,

      Thanks a ton for the lovely comment, you made my day :)

      It’s a pleasure to know that you trust and like the recipes here very much. Thanks again for all your kind and encouraging words.

      Best wishes to you too..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Bhagyashree

    Hi this looks stunning! wanted to know that instead of milk and yogurt, can i use buttermilk ?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Bhagyashree,

      Thank you! I guess you can do that..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Aruna Mahesh

    a night before my son’s birthday, was looking for a simple choco cake recipe. came over your post. wow! absolutely simple..had all ingredients…so baked and it turned out perfect:)
    thanks a bunch for this wonderful take on eggless cake.
    could i use this as basic recipe for non-chocolate cakes as well?

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Dhanalakshmi,

    Thank you very much :) I’m glad you chose this recipe to be your son’s b’day cake. Great to know that it worked out well.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Shreya,

    Pls check out the below link:

    http://allrecipes.com/howto/cup-to-gram-conversions/

    Hope it helps..

    Cheers
    Maria

  • VD

    Hi Maria
    I have tried the above eggless chocolate cake using paper cups. When i started to bake the cupcakes 15 min later the cake mixture started to overflow. I open the oven door to check when insert the tester into the mixture, it went hollow.
    Pls advice me.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      HI VD,

      I guess the paper cups were overfilled with the cake batter. While filling the cucpake liners, only fill upto two thirds, otherwise it wont come out well.

      I do hope it comes out perfect next time. All the best and happy baking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Lizzzie

    Hey Maria
    I am new at this baking thing and i have burnt my fair share of cakes. this one , your recipe is my first proper cake . :) Thank you so much.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Lizzzie,

      I’m thrilled to know that the recipe from here worked out well for you :) Thanks a lot for letting me know about it.

      Hope you get to try more cakes.. All the best and happy baking!

      Cheers
      Maria