Chocolate Cake is a soft, moist, light and delicious cake made with a handful of ingredients.This cake is called the Wacky Chocolate Cake because it does not contain the usual ingredients like eggs, butter or milk.
Why is this Chocolate cake, wacky?
The dictionary definition of Wacky means in “a slightly odd or peculiar way.”
This chocolate cake recipe uses no butter, eggs or milk and was very popular during the WWII when rationing of ingredients was most prevalent. Since the usual ingredients were missing in this recipe, yet it turned out deliciously soft and moist, this cake was called the “wacky cake”.
It is a quick and easy recipe, that even beginner’s can try and ensure success.
What are the ingredients used for making Chocolate cake?
- All purpose flour
- Sugar (Brown)
- Cocoa Powder
- Baking soda
- Vanilla Extract
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Eggless Chocolate Cake recipe
- Amount Per ServingCalories2235
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 77g 119%
- Saturated Fat 65g 325%
- Sodium 2505mg 105%
- Potassium 851mg 25%
- Total Carbohydrate 373g 125%
- Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
- Sugars 216g
- Protein 24g 48%
- Calcium 25%
- Iron 72%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Can I use wheat flour instead of All purpose flour for this recipe?
The addition of wheat flour makes the cake more dense when compared just using only All Purpose Flour. If you plan to use wheat flour add 2-3 tbsp more of water in the recipe.
Can I use milk instead of water for making this cake?
Yes, you can use milk, just like adding wheat to the recipe, addition of milk makes the cake a little denser than normal.
Can I use butter instead of oil?
The addition of oil makes the cake mix more runny, which in turn makes the cake light and moist, unlike the addition of butter which will result in a more denser cake.
Why do you add vinegar in a chocolate cake?
Vinegar makes cake batter more acidic; the acidity, in turn, causes the proteins in the flour to set the cake as it bakes. This results in a cake that is fluffy yet still moist.
The Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)it works along with the baking powder to add some fluff, while making this cake.
What makes cake moist?
Sugar is hygroscopic, which means that it both attracts water and holds onto it, leading to a moist cake. If you reduce the necessary amount of sugar in a recipe, you’re also decreasing the cake’s ability to retain moisture.
The Bottom Line
Now that Valentine’s Day is here, how would you like your chocolates? How about trying them in our Eggless Chocolate Cake recipe this year?
Go on give it a try and let us know how it turned out for you in the comments section below. We are certain, this will be included in your family’s favorite dessert recipes once you try our recipe.
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This sounds delicious!
I remember my mom talking about “whacky cake”. I don’t remember whether she actually made it or now. I will have to try this. I pinned it. Thanks.
Thank you. Yes, this is the “Whacky cake” recipe of the the gone by era, that still remains popular.
I grew up loving my mom’s wacky cake! Now both of us enjoy a vegan wacky cake. It’s hood too!
Can you believe it…. this recipe lasted thru the years & is still a popular one? Enjoy our Wacky cake recipe!
This has chocolate so it is a must try! Yum!
Looks like a great recipe! I have had to make a couple vegan chocolate cakes for clients, and its always tricky getting a good recipe that tastes like the “regular” cakes.
Thank you. Try ours, it is a definite winner!
This sounds really interesting. I’ll have to give it a shot.
Thank you. It is a quick & easy recipe with just a handful of ingredients. Do share your feedback when you give our recipe a try, would love to hear how it turned out for you.
I love an eggless cake and this one looks delicious!
Thank you, so appreciate your kind words. All my cake recipes are eggless b’coz of my egg allergy, so you can pick any of our cake recipe here.Enjoy!
Very helpful giving the “can I use…instead of…” tips! Looks yummy!
Thank you, for your kind feedback. It really is encouraging to learn from our readers how our blogposts are helping them and what parts they found very useful.It helps plan our future content, we so appreciate you sharing.
The cake turns out delicious too.Please, do give it a try & let us know how you liked it.
That cake looks so decadent! I am looking forward to trying it out!
Thank you.So happy to hear that. Please do share your feedback on how our cake recipe turned out for you, when you give it a try.We would love to hear that.
This is great! We are trying to do less dairy 🙂
A perfect choice, when it comes to dairy free cake option. This cake was also famous during the Depression era, we are told.Due to the rationing of so many ingredients in that era, this cake was a perfect choice to make do with the easily available ingredients then. Surprisingly, it turns delicious even without using the usual ingredients like butter, eggs and milk.
I’ve never heard of an “eggless” cake before! It’s got to be delicious though – It’s chocolate!
Chocolate is always a winner in any recipe. It wasn’t too long ago that I discovered that an eggless cake existed and there were so many flavors you can make them in. Once I learnt that, I never stopped trying out new cake recipes.Enjoy!
Interesting recipe, I’m not much of a cake eater, but I never considered making one without eggs.
Being allergic to eggs all my life and not knowing what a cake tasted like, I jumped at the first eggless cake recipe when I saw one ( in the very recent past) & have never stopped trying out new eggless cake recipes since then.Talk about “Having her cake & eating it too!” 😉 😀
This chocolate cake sounds so good! My bridal shower cake was flourless. It was delicious. I will have to check this recipe out.
Thank you. How interesting! I did not know there were flourless cakes too. We always learn something new each day, the best part about being a blogger and part of this lovely SMSS community, is being able to share & learn from each other.I will keep an eye out for flourless cake recipes now. Meanwhile, do give our cake a try. Would love to hear your feedback, when you do.
This sounds so interesting!
Eggless chocolate cake will be a great birthday cake for my nephew with egg allergy. Copying this recipe
So happy to hear that. Being someone who has been allergic to eggs all my life, I know what that must feel like for your nephew when you bake our eggless chocolate cake recipe for him on his birthday. Feel free to check out our other cake recipes here on our blog, they are all eggless too!
Can you taste the apple cider vinegar since it is pretty potent stuff? Otherwise, it sounds delicious. https://tammyhorvath.com/blog
The Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) works along with the baking powder to add some fluff.No, you cannot taste the ACV in the cake recipe at all.Our Whacky chocolate cake turns out as delicious as any.Enjoy!
You had me with butter as an ingredient. I love any baking recipe that uses butter over oil.
You can definitely use butter instead of oil, for our eggless cake recipe. The only difference is when you use oil, the batter is more runny, making the cake soft & lighter when baked, while with butter, the cake is still soft, but a little dense compared to the oil one. Enjoy!
This reminds me of a depression cake recipe my mom used to make! <3
It is the “Depression cake” recipe indeed!It was made famous during the Depression era , when rationing of ingredients was essential.It is also called the “Whacky cake”, since it makes do with basic ingredients.Glad to learn that you have tasted this one before.Turns out delicious & one could never tell that so many of the ingredients we use in regular cake making( like eggs, butter & milk) are missing in this when you taste it.Turns out just as yummy!