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Eggless Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Here’s a delicious and moist double-layer EGGLESS CHOCOLATE BUTTERMILK CAKE. Perfect for any birthday or special occasion.

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If you’ve read my blog before, then you know I’m allergic to eggs.  My mom found out when I was 6 months old so I’ve never been able to eat anything with eggs my entire life.  If eggs even get on my hands, it turns red and itchy.

I love desserts, but normally have to make them myself.  It’s rare to find a dessert prepared from a store that doesn’t have eggs.  

For any birthday in my family, I ALWAYS make an eggless cake so I can eat it too.  My kids love the eggless vanilla cupcakes I make, but this moist eggless chocolate cake recipe is closing in as a family favorite.

round chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

Eggless Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Here’s something I do to make this buttermilk chocolate cake taste even better.  I make my own vanilla extract.  It’s so easy and simple to do.  Click over to get the simple instructions here.  You can get supplies at Amazon and start in 2 days if you have Amazon Prime.  This is the perfect teacher gift too.

Supplies to make chocolate cake without eggs

Here are some kitchen gadgets and tools that I used to make this cake that are my favorite.

Cooling racks–  These are my very favorite and the main reason is that they don’t take up much space in my cabinet.

Icing Spatula

KitchenAid hand mixer–  I received this as a gift for my wedding over 20 years ago and it’s still going strong.

Cake Pan Set

Round chocolate cake on glass cake stand with powder sugars sprinkled on top.

Ingredients for Amazing Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

  • All purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter- You can use either salted or unsalted butter for this recipe. I use salted because that’s what I buy and keep in my refrigerator. You’ll want to make sure it’s room temperature before you start.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Vanilla– I make my own and it’s so easy to do. It ends up being cheaper in the long run too.
  • Buttermilk- I would recommend real buttermilk I this recipe, but if you don’t have buttermilk you can make it using the regular milk you have in the refrigerator. Any milk should work fine, except skim milk. Don’t use it because it doesn’t contain enough fat.

For this recipe, you will need 1 1/2 cups of milk and 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Combine those, stir well and let it sit for 10 minutes before you use it.

  • Vinegar
  • Salt

You’ll need this to finish up your cupcakes!

The last thing these cupcakes need is buttercream frosting! I have both a vanilla and chocolate that is so easy to make and perfect for these. Click on the image below for the one you want. Powdered sugar is the main ingredient in both of these.

overhead view of glass bowl with chocolate frosting
overhead view of  Vanilla buttercream frosting in glass bowl

How to make Eggless Chocolate Cake

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Don’t forget this step. It’s important to put your cakes in when the oven is already hot.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with mixer set on medium. Add in milk, vinegar, and vanilla and mix.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine thoroughly.

Step 4

Pour into two 8 inches round pans and bake for 24-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Time will depend on your oven so watch closely and don’t overbake.

Step 5

When the cake cool completely. Spread a thin layer of frosting on the bottom layer. Add the second cake on top and cover completely with frosting. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Round Chocolate cake with slice being taken out of it

More eggless dessert recipes

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Eggless Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Here's a delicious and moist double layer EGGLESS CHOCOLATE BUTTERMILK CAKE. Perfect for any birthday or special occasion.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, chocolate
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 16 oz tubs prepared chocolate frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add in buttermilk, vinegar, and vanilla and mix.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Add mixture to the creamed butter and combine thoroughly.
  • Pour into two 8 inches round pans and bake for 24-26 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • When cake is completely cooled, spread a thin layer of frosting on the bottom layer. Add the second cake on top and cover completely with frosting.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Notes

You may not use all the frosting.  Some people like to put more than others.

Reminder: If you make one of my recipes, it would be GREAT if you could leave any feedback in the comment section and rate it for other readers who are looking for something new to make.

Recipe Rating




S

Sunday 19th of January 2020

Add to grease and flour cake pans! Great flavor!!

Amy

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

How many servings is this?

Holly

Wednesday 8th of May 2019

10-12, depending on how big you cut the pieces.

Maya

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Your recipe mentions baking powder, but it's not included in the list of ingredients. Help!

Holly

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

Baking powder is not listed in the ingredient list. I think you misread it.