Ultimate egg-free chocolate cake recipe

  • Serves 8
  • 25mins to prepare, 35mins to cook and 1hr to cool
  • 530 calories / serving
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HE ULTIMATECHOCCAKE

Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F/ Gas 4. Line and grease a 20cm/ 8” round loose base cake tin. 

Sieve the flour, cornflour, sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together and place in the food mixer. Add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix well until smooth and pour batter into the prepared tin. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes before leaving to cool.

Meanwhile, combine the 45g cocoa powder, sweetened condensed milk and butter in the top half of a double boiler and cook until thick. Spread the warm mixture over the top of the slightly cooled cake.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil, to grease the tin
  • 200g (7oz) plain flour
  • 2tbsp cornflour
  • 200g (7oz) caster sugar
  • 3tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 250ml water
  • 75ml (3fl oz) vegetable oil
  • 1tbsp malt vinegar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • For the topping

  • 45g (2oz) cocoa powder
  • 1 tin (397g, 13oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 30g (1oz) butter
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  • Calories
    530
    27%
  • Sugar
    55g
    61%
  • Fat
    21g
    30%
  • Saturates
    7.4g
    37%
  • Salt
    1.1g
    18%
of an adult's Reference Intake daily amount.
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