Eggless Devils Food Cake | How to make Eggless Devils Food Cake

By Megha Vikram Singh  |  6th Jun 2016  |  
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About Eggless Devils Food Cake Recipe

Inspired by Nigella... But my own eggless version.

Eggless Devils Food Cake

Ingredients to make Eggless Devils Food Cake

  • maida 200g
  • Cocoa 50g
  • baking soda 1tsp
  • salt 1/4 tsp
  • Cornstarch 20g
  • Oil/melted butter 1/2cup
  • sugar 200g
  • Milk 250ml
  • vinegar 2tsp
  • Vanilla Essence 1tsp
  • For the frosting:
  • butter 170g
  • water 125ml
  • Brown sugar 35g
  • Dark chocolate 300g

How to make Eggless Devils Food Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Grease and line one 8 inch tin or two six inch ones.
  3. Sift Maida, salt, cocoa and baking soda together
  4. Mix oil and sugar till well incorporated.
  5. Add the oil, milk, vinegar and essence to the sugar and oil and mix well.
  6. Next, mix the dry and wet ingredients together.
  7. Do not over beat as it will make the cake dense
  8. Pour in the prepared tins
  9. Bake till tester comes out clean. 30min for single eight inch and twenty each for the six inch tins.
  10. Cool on wire rack. Remove and let cool completely before frosting. After cooking the single eight inch cake is to be sliced horizontally into two for sandwiching.
  12. Heat the water, soft butter and sugar till butter melts and it comes to a rolling boil.
  13. Take off the heat and add the chopped chocolate
  14. Stir after 2 mins to help melt and mix till smooth and glossy
  15. Leave to cool on kitchen counter stirring occasionally to get smooth mix.
  16. Place one half of the cake on a plate.
  17. Spread one third of the cooled frosting on this.
  18. Place the other half on top and frost top with another one third.
  19. The remains one third goes on the sides. Make swirl patterns if you wish to.

My Tip:

Best served at room temperature

Reviews for Eggless Devils Food Cake (6)

Priyanka Chakroborty2 years ago

Without baking powder?

Ashlesha Phatak2 years ago

Is 1/2 cup oil equivalent to 125 ml?
Reply India2 years ago

I must be pleased for sharing your ideas. Thank you for the good writes up. It’s a brilliant job.

Deviyani Srivastava3 years ago

When did you add the corn starch?

Shiva Pande3 years ago

Looks amazing!

Simran Rakheja3 years ago

Will definitely try

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