Eggless Chocolate Cake



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

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  • Serves: 8

Main Ingredients:

  1. cocoa
  2. condensed milk

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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.

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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144 Responses

  1. Apu says:

    Looks very good – the texture is really beautiful!!

  2. Hema says:

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

  3. Rupa says:

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

  4. harini-jaya says:

    awesome!! great texture ..

  5. Shreya says:

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

  6. Spandana says:

    Thanks Sailu

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

  7. Mouth watering cake.. Looks perfect.

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

  9. suja says:

    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?

  10. sudha says:

    So hearty cake!!Love it!!

    Sudha

  11. Priya says:

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

  12. 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!!! :)

  13. Yg says:

    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

    • Sailu says:

      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.

  14. Reshma says:

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

  15. Rupa says:

    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

    • Sailu says:

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

  16. notyet100 says:

    must have tasted great,..

  17. Divya says:

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

  18. Swathi says:

    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.

    • Sailu says:

      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. :)

  19. Aarthi says:

    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.

    • Sailu says:

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

  20. Asha says:

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

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

    Happy Mother’s day, have fun.

  21. CHINNI says:

    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.

  22. Geetha says:

    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.

  23. krithiga says:

    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

  24. lavanya says:

    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….

  25. swetha says:

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

    • Sailu says:

      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.

  26. Gayatri says:

    Hi sailu ,
    can i replace butter with veg oil.

  27. Chen says:

    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.

    • Sailu says:

      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.

  28. Chen says:

    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.

  29. Chen says:

    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 :(

  30. Chhaya says:

    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 !

  31. Namitha says:

    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

  32. Reena says:

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

    Reena
    Kuwait

  33. mythil says:

    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!!

  34. Sireesha says:

    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.

  35. prani.. says:

    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.

  36. Priya says:

    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.

  37. Priya says:

    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.

  38. padmaja says:

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

  39. Mehek says:

    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:-)

  40. Aruna Deepak says:

    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.

    • Sailu says:

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

      • Ratna says:

        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!

  41. kumari says:

    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

  42. kumari says:

    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

  43. Nivedita says:

    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.

  44. priya says:

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

  45. Ratna says:

    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!

  46. Palvinder says:

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

  47. rasleen says:

    yummy
    can i have a bite

  48. Sumi says:

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

  49. sharanya says:

    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!

  50. Christina says:

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

  51. Swati says:

    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!

  52. lalitha says:

    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?

  53. joey says:

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

  54. Mangala says:

    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?

  55. rohan says:

    hi…

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

  56. gurpreet says:

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

  57. Karishma says:

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

  58. prachi trivedi says:

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

  59. prachi trivedi says:

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

  60. Challagunla68 says:

    very very dirty idiot rascal cake.

  61. Pooja says:

    Can we use milk instead of water?

  62. Manny says:

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

  63. Manny says:

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

  64. Manny says:

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

  65. nikita says:

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

  66. nikita says:

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

  67. Vishnu says:

    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!!

  68. Vishnu says:

    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!!

  69. preeti says:

    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!

  70. preeti says:

    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!

  71. Priya says:

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

  72. Priya says:

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

  73. Daliah says:

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

  74. Priyanka Mittal says:

    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.

  75. Priyanka Mittal says:

    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.

  76. Priyasha says:

    Is the entire condensed milk tin required?

  77. neha says:

    How much maida are we supposed to use?

  78. Mahima says:

    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?

  79. Mahima says:

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

  80. Aisha says:

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

  81. Nehadisenger says:

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  82. Rituparna says:

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

  83. Kamrunissa says:

    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”?

  84. Anshul says:

    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????

  85. Sowjanya says:

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

  86. Subhashi Jayasekara says:

    I made this and it was awesome.. It’s the first cake I made my own… :)
    So thanks a looooooooooooot…

  87. Anushree says:

    Hey cn which cocoa pwdr shld I use..brand name??

  88. jovita says:

    Hi if I am baking cupcakes out of ur recipe what is the oven timing.Please help.

  89. Tara says:

    Do you have a eggless cake recipe without flour – wheat or white flour as I’m a celiac person. Perhaps rice flour?? Have you tried that?

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