Grandma's Eggless, Butterless, Milkless Cake


This grandma-tested, eggless, butterless, and milkless cake recipe produces a moist chocolate cake that'll be approved by everyone who tries it.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 cups water

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder together in a large bowl.

  3. Mix water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla together in a separate bowl; pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan, about 30 minutes.

  5. Sprinkle confectioners' sugar over cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
9g Fat
39g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 196mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 3g
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 51mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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