It’s not always easy to get hold of eggs. This is especially true if you want to ensure your eggs come from chickens that enjoy a good quality of life. So when you’re in the mood to bake, but you don’t have any eggs to hand, here are some of the best egg-free cake recipes out there.
There are a lot of reasons why people don’t want to or can’t bake with eggs. Some are allergic, some can’t eat them for religious reasons and some just can’t get hold of them. Perceived wisdom leads us to believe that you need flour, eggs and butter to make a cake. But this clearly isn’t true. Some of the nicest cakes I’ve tried in recent years are either eggless or vegan.
Here you’ll find a diverse range of egg-free cake recipes. Some are vegan and some are gluten-free. And there are quite a few that include milk, honey, butter or yoghurt. There are healthy bakes, chocolate bakes, brownies, fruity bakes, nutty bakes and a selection of others.
I’m hoping you’ll find something you’ll both want to and are able to bake from the thirty recipes below. There should be a cake recipe suitable for every occasion. Most of them are easy to make. Some are useful for budding bakers and some of them are just what you need to get the kids cooking with you in the kitchen. There are a couple that require a bit more experience.
I have quite a few vegan bakes on my blog, but these egg-free cake recipes are for everyone.
Egg-Free Chocolate Cakes
As a nod to this blog’s chocolatey beginnings, I’m starting off with chocolate cakes. Everyone needs a good chocolate cake recipe. Kids love them, adults love them and they’re a winner for birthdays, celebrations and bake sales.
Chai Masala Chocolate Fairy Cakes
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes
Water Cake (vegan)
Eggless Chocolate Cake
Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake (vegan)
Vegan Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Caramel Cake
You can’t have a list of best cakes without one or four chocolate brownie recipes. These ones are all vegan, but each one is quite distinctive.
Chewy Vegan Brownies
Vegan Cosmic Brownies
Cherry Brownies (vegan)
Fudgy Black Bean Brownies (vegan & gluten-free)
Egg-Free Fruity Cakes
Fruit cakes can really lift the spirits with their vibrant colours and fresh flavours. Tuck into one of my rhubarb honey cakes, or perhaps you’d prefer a lemon cake. There’s even a mango cake made with wholemeal flour that I have my eye on. And don’t forget a good old dried fruit cake. They can be fabulous.
Fresh Fruit Cakes
Rhubarb Honey Cakes Flavoured with Rose
Lemon, Rose and Pistachio Mini Bundt Cakes
Blackcurrant Rose Honey Cakes (Nonnettes)
Lemon & Orange Olive Oil Cupcakes
Eggless Dorset Apple Cake
Cranberry Duff Cake
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake (gluten-free)
Whole Wheat Mango Cake
Dried Fruit Cakes
Cornish Hevva Cake (aka Heavy Cake)
Old Fashioned Granny Loaf
Eggless Nutty Cakes
If you have a nut allergy or are cooking for someone who has one, these cakes are not for you. But pistachios, walnuts and almonds are incredibly hard to resist. Not to mention peanut butter.
Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
Eggless Gulkand Muffins
They are good during thr coming summer months as Gulkand is believed to have a cooling effect on the body. Recipe from Cook With Renu.
Date and Walnut Loaf Cake
Fudgy Almond Chocolate Cake (gluten-free)
Other Egg-Free Cake Recipes
If all you want is a basic sponge cake or perhaps a carrot cake, don’t miss out on the miscellaneous.
Vegan Vanilla Sponge Cake
Nonnettes - French Honey Cakes
Vegan Sticky Ginger Cake
Vegan Carrot Cake with Easy Orange Frosting.
The Best Egg-Free Cake Recipes
I hope you found something to inspire you with these egg-free cake recipes. Let us know if you’ve tried any of them in the comments below. We’d love to hear what your favourite eggless recipes are too. Do you have any tips to share?
If you’d like even more egg-free cake inspiration, head over to my egg-free bakes Pinterest board.
And don’t forget the most wonderful of egg-free bakes, the humble flapjack. You’ll find plenty of flapjack recipes on Tin and Thyme, including carrot cake flapjacks. These along with my chocolate coconut flapjacks and the raspberry and white chocolate ones are your favourites.