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Eggless Chocolate Cake

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Serves 10

Deliciously sticky egg-free Chocolate Cake

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  • 85g Butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 300g Self Raising Flour
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 25g Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 100g Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 3 tbsp Golden Syrup


    1. Heat oven to 160C/ fan 140C/ gas 3 and grease a 20cm round cake tin
    2. Tip the butter, syrup and vanilla into a heatproof jug, add 300 ml boiling water and briefly whisk with a fork to combine
    3. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl, then in tip in the butter mixture. Stir until you have a smooth batter, then scrape into prepared tin. bake for 50 - 55 mins until the cake is well risen and springy to touch. Cool in tin for around 15 mins before turning out to cool on a wire rack.
    4. To make glaze, put chocolate and syrup into a small glass bowl with 3 tbsp of water, and microwave for 30secs on high until melted and smooth. leave to cool, then pour over the cake before serving

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24th Feb, 2017
I made this as an emergency cake when I had run out of eggs and I now make it regularly. I use marg instead of butter, changed the dark chocolate for milk and bake it for a much shorter time in a cake ring. Great everytime and so easy.
17th Jan, 2017
I'm really happy to have found this recipe because my eldest great granddaughter is allergic to eggs and it breaks my heart to see her not able to eat birthday cake like everyone else ! Let's hope I can do this recipe justice !!
20th Aug, 2016
Made this cake for a vegan friend so used rapeseed oil instead of butter. Also used 50g of cocoa powder to make sure it was chocolatey enough - but probably could have added even more! Used baking powder instead of bicarb and added a little cola to the mix as it seemed rather too dry. Made into 18 cup cakes so only took 15 mins to cook. Turned out very well, moist and delicious. Used a different icing (because of the vegan thing!)Would make again.make again.
18th Jun, 2016
Please don't waste your time making this cake - it is awful. My sister made it and no one would eat it. I then made it by mistake as the comments were so positive. It's terrible, no flavour at all. Such a shame
5th May, 2016
Just used this recipe today. Amazing, love it. Thank you for posting it. Xx
3rd Nov, 2015
I tried this cake because I had no eggs, feeling it may be a compromise. I promise it is not! This cake is delicious, and so easy to make! I am terrible at baking, but this worked just perfectly! The only thing is I cooked it for a shorter time than suggested, but my oven can be aggressively too hot so I assume that was it! I will definitely make this again :) Thank you for the excellent recipe!
29th Mar, 2015
First, I used the recipe for cupcakes (16 smallish cupcakes). I ran out of cocoa powder, so I looked online, and I found out I could substitute it by melting 38 grams of culinary chocolate into the butter, and I should reduce the amount of butter 1 Tbs (15 grams). It worked! Once I tried vegan cupcakes and they were flat and sticky. My cupcakes with this recipe came out fluffy and tall! I will use a different glaze next time though. Thanks for such a great recipe!
4th Oct, 2014
Oh wow what an awesome cake! I left out the cocoa but added coffee granules to the boiling water. I only used this recipe because I didn't have any eggs, but I think I would use it again by choice - the cake rose really nicely and agree with the comment below, the bicarb taste disappeared when the cake was cooked. Highly recommended!
11th Aug, 2014
When tasting the batter you can get the bicarbonate taste but after baking it... The cake was an absolute delight! Very moist!
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12th May, 2014
This was quite nice. I felt like I could taste the bicarb though. Still, it was super easy and quick- an excellent cake for when you've run out of eggs. ;)


12th Apr, 2015
what is golden syrup? how do u make that?
16th Jan, 2014
Could you use this recipe divided into cupcakes?
15th Feb, 2014
Made cupcakes using this recipe today and worked a treat :) i followed the recipe exactly and filled the cases two thirds full and baked for approx 25 to 30 mins. They turned out lovely!
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