Eggless Chocolate Cake
How long does it take one to sneeze? Well that’s exactly the time it takes to make this cake!. OK..OK a little more than that :-) . I am not an egg lover but then if in cakes or other baking produce, I don’t mind one. Even then when I first started on to bake my very first cake, i wanted to try with an eggless one and this was it. Very very simple and a good piece to bite on to.I cant promise you that softness which comes with the inclusion of an egg, but its still moist and soft enough to try.This is a Tarla Dalal’s recipe and its sure worth a try.
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  • Yields: 1 Cake - 6 " in diameter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup plain flour (maida)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda bi-carbonate
  • 1/2 can (400 grams for full can) condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1. Sift the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and soda bi-carbonate.
2. Combine all the ingredients together with 1/2 cup (100 ml.) of water in a bowl and mix well using a whisk.
3. Pour this mixture into a greased 150 mm. (6") diameter baking tin after greasing it.
4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (360°F) for 20 minutes or till a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.
5. Unmould and cool on a wire rack.

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Recipe courtesy tarla dalal

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8 Member Reviews

By Abhyankar on Aug 29, 2013

wow super \"wink\"

By Munika on Aug 9, 2011

I was looking for an egg less cake recipe since long. Found this n tried it. Turned out great!!! :) thanks
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By Rose Martine on Dec 31, 2019

You are AMAZING! Thank you thank you thank you so much for this. I was considering doing the same thing and you’ve just made the task a lot less daunting.

By Punam Paul on Sep 16, 2018

Love this recipe will try at home

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By Jahnavi on Jun 2, 2015

Hey thanks for such a perfect recipe.i followed all your instructions and the cake turned out so well i am very happy.thanks a lot:)

By Vidhya on Mar 25, 2014

Hi Can you pl tell measurements for a 9" round pan. Also if I need to substitute eggs and sugar instead of condensed milk how many should I add?

By SBangali on Jan 19, 2014

We tried this cake and it was wonderful! My kids loved it! :-P

By Naira on Aug 27, 2013

Does the recipe change if I use a 9" pan? and if so, how can I adapt the recipe?

By Sarah C on Nov 29, 2012

I tried baking for the first time tonight, and it was very good :) Thanks for the recipe!

By cheruba on Feb 16, 2012

hi...when i made my cake it had the taste of the baking powder and soda bi carbonate..what should i do??? :?:

By Dimple on Feb 14, 2012

i am 12yrs old i will mke this cake thanks for it..i will give to my mom :wink: :) 8) :-o but little nervous :oops:

By nandini on Jan 6, 2012

Hi, can i hv the measurements for 1kg of plain cake? Thank you in advance.

By deepali on Jul 26, 2011

Hi dear , i have a onida black beauty convetction oven can i use aluminium dish to make a cake when it is in bake mode plz tell me bcoz i use borosil but can i use aluminium dish......

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By sunitasil on Jul 15, 2011

hi dk this is a third time i have tried this cake of your and all time i am lucky to have this cake rise so beautifully all you readers just go ahead and try as i was out of condensed milk this time i gave 1 full 1 cup of vegetable oil and guys it came out gr88888888888? go ahead and try

By Divya on Feb 15, 2011

Hi, I tried this cake and it came out good. But the top portion of my cake was very soft and was risen more in the middle which gave in when I touched it. And I also felt the cake was a little heavy. What could be the reasons for this? -Divya

By sujji on Feb 4, 2011

Hi, Is Soda bi carbonate baking soda? Please confirm.


By cheruba on Jan 12, 2011

hai....i am cheruba and i am 14yrs old..i tried the cake with eggs all by myself and it came out very well.. thx for the recipe....

By cheruba on Nov 19, 2010 there any substitute to soda bi-carbonate???

Here is the link for the sub list :

By Smitha on Oct 13, 2010

Hi DK...just made this came out awesome...did it for T&T this month....thanx for the recipe!!

By sunita sil on Sep 23, 2010

hi dk is condensed milk the same which we buy milk maid tin in india

If it says condensed milk, then it is

By sunita sil on Sep 23, 2010

HI DK what does condensed milk means in india

By Kushangi on Jul 1, 2010

Thanks for the recipe, it will be my first time baking and I am excited to try this cake! My anniversary is next week and I plan to make it... :) I have a question, you said 1/2 can of 400 gm condensed milk. Do you mean 400 ml? Here I got a can of 350ml therefore I am not sure how should I measure if. Also, will it be possible to give the measurement for condensed milk in cups? Thanks, Kushangi

It will just about 1 cup. You can use 1 cup measure for 200 gms

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By Nivedita on Mar 31, 2010

Hi, I wanted an easy chocolate cake and came acroos yours. I made a couple of changes. Used sugar and 2 eggs instead of condensed milk , added a picnh of salt.Also replaced water with milk. It turned out excellent. Iam back to blogging after a long time and just started putting out recipes. Hope you will not mind if i link your blog in my post. Thanks again for this recipe.

Thanks Nivedita. Am glad you liked it and you can of course link to the recipe :) Happy Blogging --DK

By Radhika on Feb 8, 2010

hi, loved this cake. I would like to try it out. How many eggs should I use instead of condensed milk. the recipe says to mix in water. can I use milk instead. Also when making blue berry muffins what else can I use as I don't get blue berries in chennai

I can post non eggless version of chocolate cake later on. But for your query purpose, I guess you can substitute eggs for the condensed milk. One egg equals 1/4 cups. So use equal measurement for the liquid. Yes you can use milk for water. I haven't personally used this hence I cannot say if the liquid measures will be appropriate for dry. As for the blueberries - why make blueberry muffins if you don't have blueberries? ;) - there are so many other muffins that you can try instead. If you get strawberry try with it like this one - --DK

By Priya Srinivasan on Jan 13, 2010

Hi DK, Happy New Year :) , Baked this choco cake and posting the pics in my blog and i m linking it back to this page, hope u dont mind. :)

Of course I dont mind...glad to know you liked it :) --DK

By Priya Srinivasan on Sep 15, 2009

Hi, sure the cake took only sneezing time to bake.:) It is by brother's bday 2day, baked choco cake for him and added some peanut butter frosting to it . its a Superhit!!!!

Thanks Priya - am glad you liked it :)

By Manjula on Sep 2, 2009

Hi Dhivya, When I used Baking powder to Parota, taste was bitter. Not sure whether it's because of baking powder. Can you please confirm whetehr we use baking powder for cakes. bye..

Hi Manjula, Mostly the bitterness of the parotta should not be because of Baking powder . I can see the bitterness in only those cases where you dint use another acidic ingredient like Buttermilk to counter the effects of baking powder. Did you use buttermilk or yogurt in your parotta recipe while using Baking powder? If you did, then I dont know what else could have been the cause of bitterness but if you dint, then surely its baking powder. Using Baking Powder and Soda are v common in baked goods. They help the product to rise and bring out the beautiful texture of the bake. Just make sure that recipes that call for baking powder also use other neutral-tasting ingredients, such as milk, buttermilk etc. Hope this info helps Manjula

By DK on Oct 12, 2008

Hi Jyoti,

Am glad that u like the recipe. Well condensed milk gives the cake a moist texture which am not sure milk can provide.

I have never made a cake without an Oven, so I am unfortunately hard pressed to give a suggestion from personal experience.

I got these links from the internet..pls use them as per your discretion. I have not used them personally.

Hope u find them useful

By Jyoti on Sep 29, 2008

Hi, I am Jyoti from Tamil Nadu, The cake looks yummy, I have some doubts. Instead of condensed milk can we use milk and sugar and is there any difference in taste while using milk and sugar. Secondly, I don't have oven. So can you suggest me for making this cake without an oven.?

By DK on Aug 15, 2008

Hi Prawnoodle

No I havent suggested using evaporated milk for condensed milk. I suggested using Unsweetend Condensed milk instead of the sweetened version - to make it less sweet. I have one suggestion for buttercream icing here in this link

Do give it a try- its absolutely yummy...will keep posting frosting and icing in future posts. fun at the Please do Keep in touch :) Have lotsa fun at the beach..Happy Weekend :)

By prawnoodle on Aug 14, 2008

Hi,you've suggested to replace the condensed milk with evaporated milk is it? By replacing,wont the cupcake be a little bit tasteless cause evaporated milk is not sweet right? and i thought of using whipped cream for the deco. tried making buttercream frosting but it turned out bad. hope you could share one! ;) plan to bake using cupcakes today. going to the beach tomorrow..hope to hear from you soon..thanks again..

By DK on Aug 9, 2008

Hi Prawnoodle

I am glad that this recipe worked out for you. Usually this recipe is not that sweet - provided you dint use Sweetened Condensed Milk along with sweetened cocoa powder. Use unsweetened version and U will get a milder flavour in case you want it with less sweet.

Yes do go for cupcake moulds - Try this recipe with unsweetened condensed milk and then make a buttercream frosting! I tried it and its out of this world..its a suggestion - am sure u have more amazing stuff ur sleeve :)

Thanks you for your kind feedback

By Prawnoodle on Aug 9, 2008

Hi, i baked a cake based on your perfect recipe & it turned out very well for a first timer! i was so happy to see the results. My family loved it exept for my sis who felt it was sweet.Everyone loved it. I have a question. Instead of using a baking tin, can i use a cupcake mould ?

By Dhivya Karthik on Oct 23, 2007

Hi Jyotsana

They both are quite similar with subtle but important differences. If i start to explain it would take quite a no. of lines :) so instead refer this link for details -->

Vanilla is NOT a MUST in the strictest sense but it sure is an value added ingrediant in baking giving that nice aroma and taste..

All the best for your Baking.. am sure u wud do a great job :)

By Jyostna on Oct 23, 2007

Hey Dhivi,

Is baking pwder different frm sda bi carbnate????And is vanilla essence a MUST ingrediant...Clear my doubts ASAP so that i can start baking...:)

By ramya on Jun 8, 2007

I tried this out. It has come out very well. It is so damn easy to make and it tastes awesome.
Baked my first cake and it turned out a success. Thank you for the recipe.

By Dhivya on Jun 7, 2007

Hi ramya..

Do try and update on the result. Would luv to know

By ramya on Jun 7, 2007

Hi Dhivya,
This recipe seems to be very easy; planning to try it out in two days. Going to bake my first cake. Lets see how it turns out

By ramya on Jun 7, 2007

hi dhivya,
This recipe seems to be very easy. Planning to try this out in two days.
Going to try baking cake for the first time..lets see how it turns out