You don't need eggs to make a very moist and chocolate-y cake when using this easy recipe.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, soda and salt. Add sugar and mix together.

  • Add oil, water and vanilla and mix thoroughly.

  • Pour into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; 9.9 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 208 mg sodium. 45 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2005
I made this recipe for my son's class. And it was wonderful. He has severe food allergies and this recipe is both egg and peanut free. I added a bag of milk chocolate chips to the batter. This gave it more of a chocolate taste and less of a cocoa taste. I made cupcakes instead of the cake and I baked them for 22 minutes @ 350 degrees. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/18/2008
I did not care for this recipe. This cake tasted just like every cake I've had that is vegan; dry and bland. Couldnt taste chocolate at all, and not sweet enough. I don't understand how it is getting such great reviews. Followed recipe, but added a tiny bit more cocoa, which apparently still wasn't enough. Read More
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272 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2005
I made this recipe for my son's class. And it was wonderful. He has severe food allergies and this recipe is both egg and peanut free. I added a bag of milk chocolate chips to the batter. This gave it more of a chocolate taste and less of a cocoa taste. I made cupcakes instead of the cake and I baked them for 22 minutes @ 350 degrees. Read More
(333)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2005
I made this recipe for my son's class. And it was wonderful. He has severe food allergies and this recipe is both egg and peanut free. I added a bag of milk chocolate chips to the batter. This gave it more of a chocolate taste and less of a cocoa taste. I made cupcakes instead of the cake and I baked them for 22 minutes @ 350 degrees. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2006
I cut the recipe in half and it fit and 8 x 8 cake pan. I also added a quarter cup of semi sweet choc chips and a teaspoon of baking powder. I also used Nesquick cocoa instead of unsweetened cocoa..came out very good.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2004
My husband who is allergic to eggs has done without sweets for most of his life because as you know baking without eggs is a challenge. Now being the good wife that I am (haha) I've been searching the internet and trying different eggless recipes. This is the best chocolate cake recipe we have found thus far. It is true to it's description and is very moist HOWEVER both my husband and I feel there is something lacking in the flavor; it tastes a bit bland. My husband just doesn't feel it is "chocolatey" (is that a word?) enough. Perhaps next time I will add a few semi-sweet chocolate squares to the batter. This recipe is a definite keeper - it just needs a tad bit of something extra. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2006
It helps to also thoroughly mix the wet ingredients first then add to mixed dry ingredients and combine for about 1 minute. Pour into cake pans, let sit 5 minutes to let the baking soda start to work then bake about 30-35 minutes for 2 round cake pans Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2006
This cake came out moist and chocolately. I didn't change the recipe at all. Made for husband who is allergic to eggs and enjoyed it myself more than most cakes!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2003
We loved this recipe! My son was recently diagnosed as having an egg allergy and we needed an egg-free birthday cake recipe ASAP. The whole family loved it and I would highly recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/18/2008
I did not care for this recipe. This cake tasted just like every cake I've had that is vegan; dry and bland. Couldnt taste chocolate at all, and not sweet enough. I don't understand how it is getting such great reviews. Followed recipe, but added a tiny bit more cocoa, which apparently still wasn't enough. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2008
This was so easy. My daughter loved it. I made a glaze with Green and Black's maya gold dark chocolate which gave it a nice orange flavour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2005
This was a great cake...My 1 yr old also ate it.Was searching for an eggless cake.I scaled the recipe to serve six. I put less than 1/2 cup of sugar still it came out tasting great....thumbs up Ginger!!! Read More
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