Cakes are a wonderful invention that we all love. We have been baking cakes for hundreds of years, and some of them are super easy to make. Chocolate cakes are a special favorite amongst those who have a sweet tooth.
However, there are plenty of people who do not eat eggs, while vegans are the first group of people who come to mind, there are others, pescatarians, and more. Eggs are actually really high in cholesterol and saturated fat, which can clog arteries and lead to heart disease.
For people who suffer with cardiovascular problems, or for those with a high cholesterol, eating cake with eggs in it might be a bit too far, so we are here with 15 amazing recipes to make yourself a great chocolate cake- minus the eggs.
Our Top 5 Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipes
We’ve seen so many recipes, tried so many recipes, and out of all 15 we have found, these are our absolute favorite eggless cake recipes. This doesn’t mean they will be your favorites, however, we do recommend giving them a go.
One worry we might have when removing eggs from a cake recipe is that it might be too dry, however, this recipe stomps on those worries. You do not need eggs to make a cake moist.
This recipe is especially great for cupcakes too. So, whether you want a whole cake for a party, or a tray of yummy, chocolaty cupcakes. This recipe is golden!
This recipe makes a moist, light and fluffy chocolate cake. The perfect birthday cake for someone with eggless dietary requirements.
This recipe also recommends that if you want to make it healthier, you can use wheat flour and unrefined sweetener instead. Cake will never be 100% healthy, but we can make it healthier.
This is another recipe that can make you some eggless cake or cupcakes. It makes it to our top 5 for this reason. We love the diversity, we might all love a cake, but sometimes cupcakes are called for too.
This is an amazing treat with no butter, condensed milk, or yogurt! It can be made vegan with such ease as well!
A really decedent looking cake is what this recipe produces. It is moist, soft and so, so decadent. You can enjoy this cake as is, or frost it with a chocolate ganache (which we recommend). If you seek a really fluffy chocolate sponge cake, this one is it!
This recipe is number five for the simplest reason- simplicity. The best eggless cakes need not have complex ingredients and substitutions. This recipe tells you all you need and makes it super simple, so even beginner bakers can give it a whirl!
Other Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipes
While these recipes didn’t quite make it to our top five, they still made it to the list. Take a taste and try these cakes.
This cake is another beautiful chocolate sponge that makes us think of decadent, classy winters dining. The recipe recommends using a Greek yogurt, as its consistency is the best for this particular cake, but a low-fat yogurt will work too.
This is a cake that you could easily make into a vegan cake as well, it is simple to make and quick to prepare. All it takes is one bowl and 20 minutes! It’s a speedy cake to make, and it takes very little effort. A brilliant option for beginners or those with limited time and resources.
This cake is moist and fluffy with an ermine frosting. You might not even notice it is eggless as you eat it. It also looks absolutely perfect for birthdays and tastes beautiful too! This recipe does suggest finding a substitute for eggs, though. For this cake, they use unsweetened applesauce.
We all love cakes made by mom or grandma, and this recipe takes us back to our childhood, when mom or gran would whip up the most delicious cake. This is why it’s named as the best cake ever. The nostalgia!
It is an amazing choice for birthdays and special occasions. With a bold, crumbly chocolate flavor in the sponge paired with chocolate frosting, it is certain to quench those cravings.
Your classic chocolate cake with ganache frosting, yet with no eggs? Oh, hell yes! This recipe is not suitable for those who are dairy intolerant though, due to the condensed milk, butter, and heavy cream in the recipe. However, if your only beef is with the eggs, it is a beautiful and decadent cake recipe!
Vegans need chocolate cake too! We collected 5 options for those on a vegan diet. Not only are these chocolate cake recipes eggless, they’re completely vegan!
Our first favorite vegan cake is this one. It is diary free and vegan friendly. No eggs, butter, or milk. It rivals the best of a standard chocolate cake and looks just as mouth wateringly rich and decadent.
This style of cake resembles something of Wacky Cake or Depression cake, but it is totally vegan, resembling the style of cake when dairy products used in baking were scarce.
A good vegan, egg-free chocolate cake need not resemble a depression cake. You can have a traditional looking chocolate sponge and still have it vegan. It is quick, and it is easy.
This cake is not dry either, which you might expect from a vegan cake. And the weirdest ingredient in it is dairy free milk such as oat, soy, or almond.
This chocolate cake is for the Vegans who look at that glorious chocolate fudge cake their friend eats at a restaurant and wish there was a vegan version. This cake resembles the gooey decadence of a chocolate fudge cake. It only takes one bowl, 30 minutes, and simple ingredients! It’s perfect!
One thing that vegan bakers love is simple ingredients, no flax or chia seeds, or complex steps. Just plain and simple pantry ingredients. This is what this one is made from.
The recipe for this cake makes 16 slices, so it is perfect for birthdays and big parties. It only takes a total of an hour to make, too!
Finally, this is a cake for the vegans to show their friends. Show just how gorgeous a vegan cake can be. You can make this cake real simple, in a bowl.
The replacements for this cake are more complex though, using coconut oil, applesauce, cane sugar, and vegan butter. However, it is definitely worth it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Makes An Eggless Cake Fluffy?
A majority of cakes will rely on eggs for that fluffy texture. However, you can replicate this without eggs. You can use mashed bananas, applesauce, vinegar with baking soda, yogurt, tofu and so on. There are plenty of alternatives.
Why Is Condensed Milk Used For Eggless Cakes?
Sweetened condensed milk can act as an egg in some recipes. And if you want to cut back on sugar, condensed milk is often sweet enough for the entire cake, you do not need to add in extra sugars.
The richness of it also helps in moistening the cake, which combats cocoa powder, which is a drying ingredient. It helps to balance out the cake’s texture as a whole.
What Can Be A Substitute For Condensed Milk In An Eggless Cake?
If you do not want to have condensed milk in your eggless cake, you can add around 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to one cup of non-dairy milk and let it sit for 5 minutes before you add it into your recipe.
It might (or might not) curdle like dairy milk, however, homemade dairy-free buttermilk alternatives serve their own purpose in many recipes.
Do Egg-Free Cakes Taste Different?
These cakes will mostly taste the same, whatever the flavor. In a chocolate cake, the chocolate will usually overpower it, and you won’t notice it. However, it does depend on the recipe.
Just because you don’t eat eggs, doesn’t mean you can’t have a delicious slice of chocolate cake. These recipes make it super easy to enjoy a delicious cake, worry free, with all that chocolaty goodness you dreamed of.