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Delicious Moist Chocolate Cake (eggless)

This is my go to recipe for chocolate cake, it is very moist, extremely tasty, and has never failed me- I use this for stacking, fondant, sculpting, and it is even egg-less! It does not have a coffee taste to it- the coffee brings out the chocolate flavor- and this recipe uses only two bowls, no mixers needed!


Amount Ingredient
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup cake flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups hot water
3/4 cups vegetable oil
2 tbsp distilled white vinegar
1 tbsp instant coffee
1 tbsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 8 inch pans.
Sift flours, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to mix it all together.
Combine hot water, oil, vinegar, instant coffee, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
Add to the dry ingredients and whisk just until combined. Mixture will start bubbling, Immediately divide batter between pans, and bake about 30-45 minutes.

Comments (33)

Thanks for posting this. I am going to try it this weekend. We are vegetarians, so I keep looking for eggless recipies. Wish me luck!
This is the recipe I use, minus the coffee and cake flour. It's an old recipe from the Depression era, known as "wacky cake". I skip mixing the wet ingredients separately. I love that I don't have to get out the mixer. This is the only chocolate cake recipe I ever use. It always comes out moist and delicious, yet sturdy enough for carving and stacking. LOVE IT!
Is there supposed to be sugar in this recipe?
I think typo error. Should have sugar in there.
I would love to try this, how much sugar?
Yup, same as my Wacky Cake:
I can't believe I forgot the sugar! 2 cups off sugar-sift with other dry ingredients sorry! I actually made it once without sugar on accident.....very gross!
Thanks for the recipe, i love eggless cakes, i'm certainly going to try it. All the best to you.
Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try this.
I contacted her and she said that it was suppose to included 2 cups of sugar to be sifted with the dry ingredients.
how much cake does this make? and how many cupcakes? thnx!
It's enough batter for 2 8 inch pans. I've used it for 10 inch pans with a little extra for cupcakes. (I love when it works out that way :) and even 3 6 inch pans. However, you don't want to let this batter sit- as soon as you mix the wet ingredients into the dry-it starts bubbling and is ready for the oven. I am not sure how many cupcakes- probably about two dozen...I've never really counted- as I usually am making multiple batters when I do cupcakes.
What is cake flour??? is this the same as self raising flour ? i live in Ireland so i know we have different names for a lot of things!!!
Kellieob, cake flour is sifted all-purpose flour with cornstarch added to it. I make this recipe without it, and it turns out fine. You can make your own cake flour if you can't find it in stores. For every cup of sifted flour, remove 2 TBSP and replace with cornstarch. Sift flour and cornstarch together several times.
Thanks for that Heidil, although i might try it your way first without that cake flour and coffee.
Thanks for posting! I have been looking for a cake recipe that doesn't use eggs. Can't wait to try it out!
OMGoodness! Thank you SO much for posting this! I've been looking for a good eggless chocolate cake recipe! My little one is allergic to eggs & he loves chocolate, so I'm very excited to try this out for his 3rd birthday in April! Yay! :)
so glad i got to see this,i will surely give it a try.
I made your recepi and I love it, thank you.
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