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Eggless Chocolate Cake

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I restrict baking to early hours of the day even if it means waking up an hour early than usual during summer season. Nehal wanted me to bake a chocolate cake and with a lone egg sitting in the refrigerator and too early in the day for the stores to open, I decided to bake an eggless chocolate cake since I had a tin of condensed milk, the main ingredient that goes into its making.

This is a decadent eggless chocolate cake – moist, with a tender crumb. Absolutely delicious and needs no adornment. Biting into a slice of this cake is a heavenly experience. Its sure to win raves among family and friends. I baked a plain chocolate cake but you can try adding chopped toasted nuts, prepare muffins or replace water with black coffee.

Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Preparation: 10 mts, Baking: 45-50 mts

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup melted butter

2 tbsps brown sugar

2/3 cup (150 ml) water

2 tsps vanilla essence

1 tin condensed milk (400 gms)

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1 3/4 tsps baking pwd

1/4 tsp salt

1 Preheat oven to 150 C. Grease and flour an 8″-9″ inch baking pan.
2 Sieve maida, baking pwd, baking soda, salt and cocoa pwd, thrice. Keep aside.
3 Cream the sugar, melted butter, condensed milk and water till smooth using a wooden spoon or hand blender.
4 Slowly add little flour-cocoa mixture. Follow this procedure till the dry ingredients are completely blended with the wet ingredients. Add vanilla essence and combine well.
5 Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 mts or till a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

If you want to frost the cake follow this icing recipe – Sieve 1 cup icing sugar with 2 tsps cocoa pwd, slowly add little hot water till it forms a flowing consistency. Place cake on a plate and pour the icing all over the cake.

Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 50 min
Yield: 8
Main Ingredients: cocoa condensed milk

I restrict baking to early hours of the day even if it means waking up an hour early than usual during summer season. Nehal wanted me to bake a chocolate cake and with a lone egg sitting in the refrigerator and too early in the day for the stores to open, I decided to bake an eggless chocolate cake since I had a tin of condensed milk, the main ingredient that goes into its making.

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By • May 4th, 2010 • Category: All Recipes, Cake Recipes, Eggless Cake & Cookie Recipes, Sweet Dessert Recipes

  • http://annarasaessenceoffood.blogspot.com/ Apu

    Looks very good – the texture is really beautiful!!

  • http://hemavinsamayaldiary.blogspot.com Hema

    Umm..Umm..Good! Yummy Chocolate Cake.

  • http://rupasivanarayana.wordpress.com/ Rupa

    Its gorgeous.would soon try
    Sailu, Looking for some kid friendly recipes, the kidszone is throwing an error.

  • http://tamalapaku.blogspot.com harini-jaya

    awesome!! great texture ..

  • Shreya

    Thanks Sailu,
    I am going to make this for Mother’s day and pamper myself…. and the family…

  • Spandana

    Thanks Sailu

    I have one doubt. Is the condensed milk the sweetened condensed milk? Please clarify.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, the sweetened condensed milk, Spandana.

      • Spandana

        Thanks for a prompt reply

  • http://thecuisine.blogspot.com Hari Chandana

    Mouth watering cake.. Looks perfect.

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    You awe me always !!! The pic looks simply fantastic, what a moist chocolate cake.

  • suja

    looks very good and perfect…as always with ur recipes…one doubt,for a plain vanilla cake, can i just use the same recipe without cocoa powder?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Replace cocoa pwd with 1/4 cup maida.

  • sudha

    So hearty cake!!Love it!!

    Sudha

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    Woww cake looks super moist and soft, love it..

  • http://www.rajendermanju.blogspot.com Manju Rajender

    When I am opening this page I was thinking ” Definitely Sailu will have tempting pics and I am going to drool” and I am RIGHT!!! :)

  • Yg

    Hi Sailu,
    I tried your Zebra cake its awesome .
    Can i replace the butter with veg shortening (dalda) or veg oil?
    please can you reply as early as possible.
    if yes means for 1/2 cup butter how much dalda/oil i should substitute?

    thanks in advance

    Yg

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, you can use dalda in place of butter. Use the same quantity as butter. I have not tried making the cake using dalda. Do leave your feedback on your attempt at ‘Zebra Cake’ post. Thanks.

  • Reshma

    pls let me know the equivalent of 1 cup flour in grams. Thanks

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      I have updated the recipe. Its 1 3/4 cups flour, approx 200 gms.

  • Rupa

    Hi Sailu garu,

    Thanks for posting a eggless cake recipe. I was looking for such a one. Now a days one of my daily to-do list is visting your site..:-) I would like to ask you if we want to try any other variants other than chocolate, can all other ingredients remain same. I want to make any other variant other than chocolate. Kindly clarify my doubt so that i can experiment with other types of eggless cakes.

    regards,
    rupa

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      You can use this as a base for other flavored eggless cakes, Rupa. Do leave your feedback if you try other eggless variations.

  • http://www.asankhana.blogspot.com notyet100

    must have tasted great,..

  • http://divyascookbook.blogspot.com Divya

    I love eggless recipes and this one looks so good!!

  • Swathi

    Hi Sailu,
    The recipe is too good… actually I was waiting for a cake recipe.
    I have an oven which doesn’t have Pre-heat option, so can you tell me how I can do it in my oven or else how can I cook on a gas stove.
    I just want to tell you one thing, I am a working woman and I daily open your website to check what posted for today, my colleagues also ask me what’s posted each day.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Swati, you can pre-heat oven, by placing knob in the bake option at the required temperature for 10 mts. After its pre-heated, place baking pan with cake batter in the oven and bake at the required temperature and time. Hope this helps.

      Glad to note that you visit my blog everyday. :)

      • Swathi

        Wow what a quick reply…
        Thank you Sailu, i will try it definitely

  • Aarthi

    Hi Sailu,

    Wonderful recipe collection. Ur website is my all time Favourite.
    These are the recipes I tried out and turned out to be a super hit.
    (Gobi Manchurian, Dahi vada,Poha Dosa and tomato chutney,Vermicelli upma, Hari chutney,Thur Dhal chutney,besan chutney,Tomato chutney,capsicum pachadi,Onion chutney,sambar,bendakaya pulusu, Coconut rice and aloo curry, Moong Dhal palak,Spinach Dhal,Puram Poli,Carrot perugu Pachadi, ulli pakodi,Pepper Chicken curry, Egg masala curry,Spinach rice,Cabbage pesarapappu,Soya chunks veg pulav,Khichdi,Tomato Paneer).

    Will try out the rest too shortly.
    Keep up ur good work.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Thank you, Aarthi for taking the time to comment. Appreciate it. Happy to learn you tried out many recipes and they turned out well. :)

  • http://foodieshope.org Asha

    How perfect! Cake looks moist and fluffy, great texture Sailaja.

    I am glad my blog is fixed too, they scared me for a while! :D

    Happy Mother’s day, have fun.

  • CHINNI

    Hi Sailu garu,
    I tried this cake today, it was excellent but i think i baked it for a long time than required. it became a bit crusty at the edges but the outcome was wonderful.
    thanks for the recipes.

  • Geetha

    Hi Sailu, I made this cake last night and it turned out amazing. My first attempt at a chocolate cake was a disaster and I was very skeptical to try this first. But then, I am glad I did. If I want to include eggs, can I substitute water with egg whites?

    Thanks once again for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  • krithiga

    hi sailu,

    i have one doubt..in the ingredient there is no salt..but in your 2nd step you have mentioned salt to sieve along with other ingredient..do we need salt? how much we need to add? your cake looks good..must to try this week end..please reply soon..thanks

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      I have updated the recipe. Use 1/4 tsp salt.

  • lavanya

    Hi Sailu,

    Your cake looks awesome….I am trying in today ..i would like to know if u can try the cake in the flat baking pan….

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      A flat baking pan might not work, Lavanya.

  • swetha

    hi sailu.i have a convectional oven,can u please tell me the settings to bake in a convectional oven,thanks in advance

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Swetha, you can bake at 125 degree C for 45 mts or till a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean. I have not tried baking in a convection oven, though.

  • Gayatri

    Hi sailu ,
    can i replace butter with veg oil.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, you can try with vegetable oil also.

      • Gayatri

        Hi Sailu ,

        Y’day i tried with veg oil.
        it came out very well.
        Thanks for u r support.

  • Chen

    Yesterday i tried your cake recipe, it didnt come out fluffy, it tasted to buttery & didnt rise much. i followed exactly as u have mentioned the steps.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      The quality of baking powder and soda has to be fresh and good. Old baking powder does not yield a good cake. Also you should not over beat the batter. The oven should be set at the correct temperature. You can bake the cake upto one hour. If you follow these tips, your cake should come out fine.

  • Chen

    Thanks sailu, I’ll try again with less butter, as it tasted very buttery & heavy, lets see this time how it comes out , i’ll let you know.

  • Chen

    And also regarding the consistency, at first when i was mixing the ingridents the liquid batter looked more & dry looked lil less compared to liquid batter, but still i went ahead & mixed them, the final batter turning out to be flowing consistency, i didnt beat at all, in fact at last i had to add 1/4 flour more :(

  • http://cheerfultulips.blogspot.com Chhaya

    Hi Sailu …I tried out this recipe for my husband’s birthday and it came out very well ! we really liked it …The next time , I will probably try to reduce the fat content a little and make some sort of an icing ! Thanks for sharing this recipe !

  • Namitha

    Hi Sailu,

    Wondering how to bake a cake without an oven, in a cooker. At the moment I have few ready cake powder mix. I dont own a oven at home. can you guide how to bake the cake in a cooker.

    Thanks for your time,

    Awaiting your reply.

    Best Regards
    Namitha

  • Reena

    Hi Sailu,
    I tried this chocolate cake yesterday.It came out excellent:). And I got good reviews from family. Thanks to you.

    Reena
    Kuwait

  • mythil

    hi we are in sharjah and are really impressed with your site of great tasting recipes. i have one small doubt. I dont have an oven is it possible for me to make this cake in microwave or what would be an alternative good method that i can make it as i really want to try it out. pl do tell me!!

  • Sireesha

    Sailu, thanks for this wonderful recipe…I made this cake for my son’s 5 months birthday :-) and it came out super super. my hubby loved it a lot.

  • prani..

    hii sailu,

    I tried this eggless choclate cake. It came out really good and smooth, my husband loved it a lot. as I come from a vegetarian family, ur eggless cake helped me a a lot. thanq!. all ur dishes are really good. I tried most of them.

  • Priya

    Hi sailugaru,

    You are posting excellent recipes!. I wanted to know whether brown sugar can be replaced with white sugar. I wanted to try this cake on my sister’s birthday. Pls reply.

  • Priya

    Hi sailugaru,

    You are posting excellent recipes!. I wanted to know whether brown sugar can be replaced with white sugar. I wanted to try this cake on my sister’s birthday. Pls reply.

  • padmaja

    hai sailu garu,
    can we replace the condensed milk with any other ingredient??

  • Mehek

    Hi Sailaja ji, i came upon your site looking for an eggless chocolate cake recipe…i tried your recipe out and i must say it is simply out of the world!my husband and i thoroughly enjoyed the cake, and I could not believe that I had made it…thank you soooooooooooooo much for this beautiful recipe…Also, I read in the preface to your recipe that you had made this as you did not have eggs…we are pure vegetarians and do not use eggs…many cake recipes call for eggs and i am not able to make them due to this reason…apart from substitutes such as bananas, apple puree,etc., could you suggest some substitute for eggs in cakes?i would really appreciate your advice…many thanks in advance:-)

  • Aruna Deepak

    Sailu,

    I stay in the U.S. Can you suggest me a good baking powder and baking soda? I am new to baking and so I am confused as to what brand I should buy.

    Thank you.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Dear readers living in US, please help Aruna with her query. Thank you. Aruna, I do not live in US.

      • Ratna

        Aruna, I use Arm & Hammer baking soda and Rumford baking powder to do my baking.

        It is possible that grocery stores in your area may carry some other brands instead of the ones mentioned above. I would recommend that you buy a small quantity first and try it out.

        All the best with your baking!

  • kumari

    Hello shailu garu

    Since a year, my day wont end without visiting your blog.I’ll relax with your pictures and reading your awesome receipes when tired at my workplace. One request shailu garu! I have been through a cake receipe where u have used curd as an ingredient. Wants to try this, as my kid wont eat yoghurt… Thanks in advance

  • kumari

    Hello shailu garu

    Since a year, my day wont end without visiting your blog.I’ll relax with your pictures and reading your awesome receipes when tired at my workplace. One request shailu garu! I have been through a cake receipe where u have used curd as an ingredient. Wants to try this, as my kid wont eat yoghurt… but missed out the link somehow..plz help me, Thanks in advance

  • http://niveditaskitchen.blogspot.com Nivedita

    Hi Sailaja
    The best eggless cake I have ever tasted. Wonderful.
    only problem was top crust was very hard, but I know the reason, I baked on high temp.(by mistake I set it to 180
    But this is my bookmarked recipe to try for my daughter’s bday!
    Thank you so much.

  • priya

    can this cake be made in microwave?
    what should be the temp. & for how much time should it be baked.

  • Ratna

    Hi Sailu,

    Thanks for this recipe. I tried this recipe out with Flax seed, instead of butter, as I’m trying to replace butter & eggs with Flax seed in my baking these days. The cake came out well, with the exception that it was a bit bland. It slipped my mind that I needed to add enough amount of sugar to balance the quantity of flax I added to substitute for butter.

    I liked the texture and flavor of the cake. I plan to frost the cake, so that it doesn’t taste bland any more :-)

    Thanks again for this recipe!

  • http://Google Palvinder

    Kindly let me know how to cook this cake in a microwave?

  • rasleen

    yummy
    can i have a bite

  • Sumi

    Hi..I tried this recepie..for a friend who doesnt eat eggs! it came out so well! and my husband also loves it! thanks!!

  • sharanya

    hi there

    your cake looks so good..I was wondering, can you cook it in a pressure cooker? I dont have an oven.. please give us the reciepe for it.. btw good blog! keep up the good work!

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, you can prepare in a pressure cooker.

  • Christina

    Hi! Quick question from a dummy. Is 150 C equal to 300 F?

  • Swati

    Hi Sailu, I tried this cake and it came out beautifully. Thanks so much! Funnily, it tasted much better the next day.
    I’ve noticed that a lot of your readers ask about baking in a microwave oven. I believe I can somewhat address that query. Baking in a regular microwave oven is tricky and may not give the best results. However, if you have a convection microwave oven (like I do), it’s a breeze. Because once you switch it to the convection mode, you can use it just like an OTG. In fact, because of the constant movement in the convection microwave oven, cakes come out more evenly than they do in an OTG. The trick is to not bother with any of the pre-set options, but follow the settings advised by the recipe. For instance, in this recipe, Sailu advises 150 degree, but the chocolate cake pre-set option in my oven was set to 180 degree. Imagine what a disaster it would have been had I gone with the pre-set option. To adjust settings yourself, just refer the manual of your oven and tinker around (like I did, since I was always used to my mother’s OTG) and you’ll figure it out in no time.
    Besto!

    • http://www.facebook.com amruta

      swati so how should we make the cake by not using the oven it would be a chocolate syrup then !!

  • lalitha

    hi sailu garu
    if u can give the amount in gms it would be more helpful like how many gms is 1 3/4 cup of flour used in this recipie
    I tried this cake ,while the upper part is becoming hard and crunchy inside is yet to bake(toothpick is not coming clean)
    what mistake did i do?

  • joey

    heyy, just wanted to ask…is it okay if i use white sugar instead?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, you can.

  • Mangala

    Hi Sailu, thanks for this great recipe. The pre-heat temp is mentioned as 150C, should the cake be baked for 45-50 mins at 150C too? Should it be the same if I used a glass dish to bake?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, Mangala. The same if you were using a glass dish too.

  • rohan

    hi…

    wanted to know if i dnt have condensed milk… what could be the replacement…
    thanks

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Condensed milk is essential.

    • Cook

      we can use curd instead of condensed milk..it works…

  • http://www.google.com gurpreet

    can u please tell me that how to make the icing of the cake?

  • Karishma

    Thank you so much for this recipe! Couldn’t find an easier way to bake a quick chocolate cake!

  • prachi trivedi

    THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!!!!! :-) I’M PRACHI. IF WE DONT HAVE A OVEN THEN IN WHICH VESSEL CAN WE MAKE CAKE ON GAS STOVE????????????

  • prachi trivedi

    THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!!!!! :-) I’M PRACHI. IF WE DONT HAVE A OVEN THEN IN WHICH VESSEL CAN WE MAKE CAKE ON GAS STOVE????????????

  • Challagunla68

    very very dirty idiot rascal cake.

  • Pooja

    Can we use milk instead of water?

    • Triana

      Yes it will give u more better result

  • Manny

    Your cake looks amazing, I was just wandering would it work for cupcakes as well? Thank you !

    • Anonymous

      Yes, it will work for cupcakes.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, it will work for cupcakes.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, it will work for cupcakes.

  • Manny

    Your cake looks amazing, I was just wandering would it work for cupcakes as well? Thank you !

  • Manny

    Your cake looks amazing, I was just wandering would it work for cupcakes as well? Thank you !

  • nikita

    can we use white sugar????????????

  • nikita

    can we use white sugar????????????

  • Vishnu

    Hi sailu
    Thank you so much for your most simple yet wonderful cake. I made it on my birthday and it was amazing !!! Some couldn’t believe it was a homemade cake :) thanks a ton!!

  • Vishnu

    Hi sailu
    Thank you so much for your most simple yet wonderful cake. I made it on my birthday and it was amazing !!! Some couldn’t believe it was a homemade cake :) thanks a ton!!

  • preeti

    Hi Sailu,

    This is the best eggless chocolate cake recipe I have tried so far. I made it yesterday for my husband’s b’day and it came out great. Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!

  • preeti

    Hi Sailu,

    This is the best eggless chocolate cake recipe I have tried so far. I made it yesterday for my husband’s b’day and it came out great. Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!

  • Priya

    Hey can instead of condensed milk … Sour curd be used ??

  • Priya

    Hey can instead of condensed milk … Sour curd be used ??

  • Daliah

    yyummy ! do you know of a simple soojie cake recipe with or without eggs?

  • Priyanka Mittal

    Amazing recipe….the cake i baked turned out to be very soft with nice texture (though i used white powdered sugar instead of brown and also added a teaspoon of lemon juice)…my family just loved the cake! Thanks Sailu.

  • Priyanka Mittal

    Amazing recipe….the cake i baked turned out to be very soft with nice texture (though i used white powdered sugar instead of brown and also added a teaspoon of lemon juice)…my family just loved the cake! Thanks Sailu.

  • Roshni

    blah

  • Priyasha

    Is the entire condensed milk tin required?

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes.

  • neha

    How much maida are we supposed to use?

  • Mahima

    Hi Sailu…I made this cake today by exactly following your above recipe…but it turned out very bland(the sweetness was nil)…Can you please tell me where it might have gone wrong?

  • Mahima

    Sailu,please ignore my previous comment…after frosting the cake,it turned out delicious(it gave the desired sweetness)…Thanks!

  • Aisha

    U must explain it more nicely.
    Every thing must be understood to the logger.
    Only den one will like ur website.

    • Alisha

      Sry dis was my granny she always takes out mistakes
      Extremely sorry

  • Nehadisenger

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  • Rituparna

    hi! awesome recipe – just wondering, is it possible tomake this cake in a teddy bear cake mould? instead of a round or square?

  • Kamrunissa

    Hi Sailuji,
    Thanks a ton for sharing your amazing recipe. Everytime i follow your recipe, I always get compliments… Thanks a ton!! Just one question, the condensed milk used in this recipe is it “Nestle Milkmaid”?

  • Anshul

    I m having dr. Oetkers fun foods chocolate cake mixture but I want to make it more delicious so what should I do for this????

  • Sowjanya

    Hi…
    Yummy cake…
    My cake always sticks to the bottom of the mould….wat could be the possible reason?
    Thanx