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Decadent Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Eggless Chocolate Cake on a white plate

If you are looking for the perfect eggless chocolate cake recipe, you need this simple Decadent Eggless Chocolate Cake. Sometimes called Depression cake, this cake is perfect for a budget friendly cake recipe.

Decadent Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

If you are looking for a decadent cake that is moist and easy to make, this is the best cake recipe you can have. If you have never had a Depression cake, you are missing a time-honored recipe that has earned its place in history.

Eggless Chocolate Cake in a cake pan and a slice on a white plate

Why is This Sometimes Called a Depression Cake?

This cake recipe was common during the Great Depressions. At this time, families had to make do with minimal ingredients and the family food budget was small. Some families had a $5 a week food budget. Desserts were considered a luxury and there were many dessert recipes that came out to make a little go a long way. Also called a Poor Man’s Cake, this cake was an affordable alternative because it was made with several substitutions and omissions like no eggs or milk.

Can I Make This Chocolate Depression Cake Gluten Free?

You can use gluten free flours to make this chocolate depression cake, but it will have a slightly different texture and taste. You might have to play with the measurements of your wheat flour substitute of choice to get it just right. Rice flour seems to be the flour alternative of choice from other recipes I have seen.

Eggless Chocolate Cake on a white plate

How to Store this Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

It is important to make sure that this cake is covered well. I have noticed that this cake seems to dry out faster than a traditional cake. I have heard some people say they prefer the cake the next day once it has set further. I like it either way. Make sure to cover the cake well to make sure it will last the longest possible.

Should this Depression cake be Stored in the Refrigerator?

You do not want to store this cake in the refrigerator. It will leave the cake tasting dried out and stale before it has gone bad. By storing the cake at room temperature, the cake will taste its best for up to 5 days.

Eggless Chocolate Cake in a cake pan

Can this Cake be Frozen

This cake is a good choice to use as a freezer dessert. You can cut the cake into slices and then freeze each slice. This makes it easier to take a few slices of cake out of the freezer at a time, without taking out the entire cake. This helps the cake to last longer.

Ingredients for Easy Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe

  • All-purpose Flour
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Kosher Salt
  • White Vinegar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Vegetable Oil or Canola Oil
  • Water
  • Chocolate Frosting of your choice
  • Rainbow Sprinkles

How to Make an Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease an 8-inch square pan with butter.

dry ingredients in a cake pan

In the greased pan, combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt.

Whisk lightly with a fork or small whisk to combine.

well made in dry ingredients for wet ingredients

Make two small wells on the sides and 1 large well in the middle of the dry ingredients.

Pour the vinegar and vanilla into the small wells then pour the oil in the big well, if they spill over the wells that’s perfectly okay.

adding in all of the wet ingredients

Pour the water over the top and whisk again to combine thoroughly.

depression cake batter in cake pan

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

eggless chocolate cake out of the oven

Cool completely.

eggless chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

Frost the cake with your choice of chocolate frosting.

sprinkles on chocolate frosting on eggless chocolate cake

Optional; sprinkle rainbow sprinkles on top.

   Eggless Chocolate Cake in a cake pan

Enjoy!

Now, remember to save this recipe on Pinterest for later 🙂

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  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x

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If you are looking for the perfect eggless chocolate cake recipe, you need this simple Decadent Eggless Chocolate Cake. Sometimes called Depression cake, this cake is perfect for a budget friendly cake recipe.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C All-purpose Flour
  • 1/3 C Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1/2 TSP Kosher Salt
  • 1 TSP White Vinegar
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 C Vegetable Oil or Canola Oil
  • 1 C Water
  • Chocolate Frosting of your choice
  • Rainbow Sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8-inch square pan with butter.
  3. In the greased pan, combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Whisk lightly with a fork or small whisk to combine.
  5. Make two small wells on the sides and 1 large well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
  6. Pour the vinegar and vanilla into the small wells then pour the oil in the big well, if they spill over the wells that’s perfectly okay.
  7. Pour the water over the top and whisk again to combine thoroughly.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Frost the cake with your choice of chocolate frosting.
  11. Optional; sprinkle rainbow sprinkles on top.
  12. Enjoy!

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords:  Eggless Chocolate Cake

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