Moist Chocolate Cake – No Eggs, No Butter

Moist Chocolate Cake

This moist chocolate cake has no eggs, no butter  and you can make with just a wooden spoon or a whisk. It’s the easiest cake  I’ve ever come across.

It’s  very  moist and doesn’t need a filling, I simply sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. But if you wish you can fill it with a chocolate ganache, chocolate pastry cream or jam.

I saw many different versions of the recipe: white flavored in various ways, with soy milk, dark chocolate instead of cocoa, yogurt instead of milk , nuts, coconut, etc.

The recipe calls for 450 ml of milk. I used 300 ml of skimmed milk and 150 ml of freshly squeezed orange juice. I had candied orange peels  ready to be put in the batter but I forgot them on the table.

The cake will not grow much during cooking, that’s why even if the recipe is for a 24 cm (9 inches)  pan I preferred to use a 18 cm (7 inches) pan instead.

Recipe adapted from Cookaround

Moist Chocolate Cake - no eggs, no butter
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Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 11
  • 200 grams (1½ cup+2 tablespoons) flour, sifted
  • 200 grams (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 75 grams (2/3 cup + 1 tablespoon) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 16 grams (4 teaspoons) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest, grated
  • 150 ml (2/3 cup minus 1 tablespoon) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 300 ml (1¼ cup) milk (I used skimmed milk but you can use full fat milk).
  • 35 grams (3½ tablespoons) vegetable oil
  • Icing sugar (powder sugar) for dusting
  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C (338 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, orange zest and baking powder.
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  4. Add the milk, vegetable oil and orange juice.
  5. Using a wooden spoon or a whisk mix all together until it is well combined.
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  7. Pour into a greased and floured 24 cm (9 inches) pan.
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  9. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool on a wire rack and when it's completely cool dust with icing sugar.

Moist Chocolate Cake

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