Recipe for the Perfect Eggless Birthday Chocolate Cake - moist, chocolaty and absolutely delicious. Perfect to make for birthdays or any other celebration.
It's the final day of the month long mega marathon and I wanted to end it on a sweet note. I made this perfect eggless chocolate cake for my husband's birthday, but the pictures I took looked awful, so I made it again couple of days back.
Recipe for Perfect Eggless Birthday Chocolate Cake:
Coming back to today's chocolate cake, I asked my husband what cake he wanted for his birthday. He started to recount a chocolate cake that one of his friends used to bake. Here's how he described the cake -- it's moist, it's fudgey, it's chocolatey AND it's delicious. I'm sure it was delicious because he remembers it so well after all these years.
So it was quite a challenge for me to find a recipe that matches the one he's been thinking about all these years. After trying quite a few chocolate cake recipes. I hit the jackpot with Hershey's Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe.
Vegan Chocolate Cake:
I made it eggless by using egg replacer powder instead of eggs. The resulting cake was just as good with amazing crumb.
Also instead of using regular milk, I added almond milk in the recipe. This is a great cake recipe to try for anyone who has dietary restrictions.
Easy Cake Recipe:
This is probably the easiest cake to put together, everything goes into 1 bowl. Then whisked, poured into the baking pan and baked into chocolaty goodness. The recipe as written makes 2 9" round cakes or 3-8" round pans or 9"x13" baking pan or 12cup bundt cake or about 30 cupcakes.
Ingredients for Eggless Chocolate Cake:
This recipe has all the basic ingredients to make a chocolate cake:
- Flour - you can all purpose flour but I have added a bit of whole-wheat pastry or barley flour without affecting the texture too much. This makes eating the cake a little less guilty.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder - use a good quality cocoa powder for the best tasting cake.
- Leavening agents - baking powder, baking soda
- Egg replacer powder - used in place of eggs. Flaxseed meal can also be used.
- Oil - use a flavorless oil like canola or vegetable oils.
- Milk - I used almond milk, but feel free to use regular dairy milk.
Perfect Chocolate Frosting:
I topped this moist chocolate cake with the perfect chocolate frosting. Another amazing recipe from Hershey. I thinned the frosting with a little bit more milk to use as a glaze instead of a frosting.
Coming to the taste test, my husband said this cake comes very close to the one he remembers. Both the kids loved it a lot too. I guess my quest for perfect chocolate cake ended and this will be made again and again 🙂
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Perfect Eggless Birthday Chocolate Cake
For the Perfect Eggless Chocolate Cake:
- 1¾ cups All purpose flour*
- 2 cups Sugar
- ¾ cup Unsweetened Cocoa powder
- 1½ tsps Baking powder
- 1½ tsps Baking soda
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Almond Milk
- 2 tbsp Egg Replacer whisked in 6tbsp water (or 2 large Eggs)
- ½ cup Oil
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 cup Boiling Water
For Perfect Chocolate Frosting:
- ½ cup Unsalted Butter
- ⅔ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 2~3 cups Confectioners Sugar
- ⅓ cup Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Make Chocolate Cake:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 9" round cake pans or 12cup bundt cake pan or line 2 12-cup muffin pan with liners.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.
- Add egg replacer mixture (or whisked eggs), milk, vanilla extract and oil. Beat with a hand mixer for 2 minutes until well mixed. I whisked vigorously with a hand whisk for 3~4 minutes.
- Add the boiling water and mix until combined. The batter will be thin.
- Pour into the prepared pan or pans and bake for 30~35 minutes for the round cake pans, 35~40 minutes for the 9"x13" baking pan, 50~55 minutes-for the 12cup bundt cake pan and 22~25 minutes for the cupcakes.
- Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and let cool on a wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.
Make Chocolate Frosting:
- Melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in cocoa.
- Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
- Add more sugar or milk to adjust the consistency.
- Stir in vanilla. Frost the cakes when completely cooled.
- Part of All purpose flour can be subbed with whole wheat pastry flour or barley flour. Use ½cup of either of these flours and 1¼cups all purpose flour in the recipe without affecting the texture of the cake.
- Frosting can be thick and creamy or thin it out with milk to make a glaze and pour it over the cake. It will thicken and set up nicely once cooled.
Here's few more easy to make eggless Chocolate Cakes to give a try: