Easy egg-free chocolate cake

This eggless cake is a lifesaver if you’re in the mood for cake but have run out of eggs!

By Nici Wickes
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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  • 115 gram butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 heaped tbsp cocoa
  • 1 generous tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 20cm loose-bottomed tin.
  • 2
    Gently melt the butter, milk, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan. Cool slightly, then sift in the flour and cocoa, mixing to combine.
  • 3
    Dissolve the baking soda in the second measure of milk. Stir this into the batter and mix well.
  • 4
    Pour the cake batter into the tin and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer or knife comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin.
  • 5
    Slice and enjoy on its own or for a more decadent treat, drizzle a simple ganache made with 100ml heated cream whisked with 75g dark chocolate pieces.

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