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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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3rd Nov, 2019
I’m confused by the positive comments. I’ve had egg free cake before and it’s nothing like this one! I had to re read the recipe as I swore I must have made a grave error, but no, it’s genuinely awful. To the point of having to brush teeth after. Not edible
10th Dec, 2018
I am not sure if the recipe has been altered but the end result was stoggy and tasteless. I use ganache to put it together and the flavour came from that. But the cake was very disappointing. Never again
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Ffion Lewis
6th Dec, 2018
Do not make this cake!! Worst cake I have ever eaten. Tastes like (what I'd imagine) Play-Doh would taste like. It's dry, yet terribly claggy, and I gagged when eating it. AVOID!!
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Caroline Edmunds
25th Jul, 2018
I made this cake for my niece who is allergic to dairy and eggs. It is a perfect kids cake. As previous comments, it was so lovely for my niece to have a birthday cake that everyone could eat and that was just like any other birthday cake. No fancy or strange ingredients, just a lot of sugar! What kid wouldn’t like it! My only comment would be, go easy on the water for the topping. I think 2 tbsp would probably have been enough, as my topping was a bit too runny. I replaced the butter with dairy free margarine and added marshmallows, hundreds and thousands and sugar stars on top for a perfect, kid-friendly allergy free cake! Totally recommend this recipe.....bit sweet for me but great for the little ones!
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Jenna Payne
1st Apr, 2018
This has become a firm favourite in our allergy prone family! I've made it loads of times and it's always a winner. I have even had people ask for the recipe who don't realise it's egg free saying it's the best chocolate cake they have tasted. So thank you very much for giving us a recipe and enabling the kids to have yummy birthday cakes :)
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


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Christina Philpott
16th Nov, 2019
When do you put the caster sugar in? I’ve just put it in the oven and realised I haven’t put sugar in because it wasn’t in the steps! Wonder if this is why there are mixed reviews...?
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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