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chocolate cake without eggs

Egg Free Chocolate Cake with Frosting.

Moist, rich, and so delicious, this egg free chocolate cake will hit the spot! It's the perfect simple dessert to make this weekend.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, vegan.
Keyword depression cake, wacky cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 476 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


For the cake:

  • 1/3 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour I used white spelt flour, but all-purpose flour would also work very well. A gluten free flour blend will also work.
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup cold water

For the frosting:


Make the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch cake pan with some coconut oil, then dust the pan with a little cocoa powder.

  2. Place the coconut oil in a mixing bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds until melted.

  3. Add the cocoa powder and sugar, and mix together.

  4. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, water, and vinegar. Mix well until combined and smooth. You can use a mixer for this, or just do it by hand.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 26-28 minutes, until the top of the cake springs back when pressed with your finger. You can also stick a toothpick in the middle to see if it comes out clean.

  6. Allow the cake to cool for about 30 minutes before removing from the pan. You can turn it out over a plate to let it cool fully before frosting it.

Make the frosting:

  1. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and set it aside to cool for a few minutes.

  2. Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl.

  3. Add the coconut oil and the water and mix on medium speed until the frosting is smooth and creamy. If the frosting is too thick, add a little more water.

  4. Frost the cake and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are for 1/8 of the cake with frosting.

This cake does not need to be refrigerated.

If you want to use a different oil, you can! Canola oil or vegetable oil should work. Any neutral tasting oil that you like to bake with should be just fine.

Nutrition Facts
Egg Free Chocolate Cake with Frosting.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Sodium 591mg26%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 56g62%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.