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
Little cakes made with milk chocolate, chai masala tea and spices that could easily be transformed into 15 cupcakes if something a little larger is required.
These chocolate mayonnaise cupcakes (or cakes) don't use any eggs. They use basic pantry ingredients and can be mixed together in one bowl. Caution: eggs may be in the mayonnaise. Recipe from Beyond The Kitchen Coop.
Layers of moist eggless chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting and homemade caramel topping served with some caramel popcorn on the side. This caramel cake is a chocolate caramel desserts heaven. And just to let you know No candy thermometer required. Recipe from Spices n Flavours.
These Vegan Homemade Cosmic Brownies are reminiscent of your childhood lunchbox favorites, but plant-based and made from scratch! Don’t worry, they still have the thick frosting on top and signature rainbow sprinkles. Recipe from The Baking Fairy.
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
These delicious individual French cakes, known as nonnettes, are lightly flavoured with rose. They’re made with the addition of rye flour but without eggs. This gives them an almost silky mouthfeel with a delightfully soft texture.
Sweet and sticky, these little cakes are known as nonnettes in France. They're egg-free, easy to make and thoroughly delicious. Little chunks of caramelised white chocolate just add to the fun, but can be left out if preferred.
These quick and easy olive oil and citrus cupcakes are super delicious and actually make just as good of a sweet breakfast as they do a snack or dessert! They’re light, fluffy and reminiscent of a good lemon drizzle cake – with added orange!
Fresh cranberries give this light, egg free cake fruity and bright flavors. Each piece is best served with a warm, delicious cinnamon and vanilla cream sauce drizzled on top! Recipe from Plowing Through Life.
A light, crumbly but not dry Lemon Poppy Seed Bread coated with a luscious lemon icing glaze that is sure to please any lemon lover. Gluten, dairy-free and full of flavour. Recipe from The Delicious Spoon.
To make this cake eggless, I used coconut oil. You can use olive oil too. The sweetness is mild, the way we liked. But you can adjust sugar as per your requirements and the sweetness of mango. Recipe from Lathis Kitchen.
An amazingly tasty fruit loaf, that was popular during WW2 due to the fact that it is fat-free, egg-free, and only uses a scant amount of sugar and mixed fruit, which were rationed or hard to source. This fruit loaf may appear frugal, but it's packed with flavour and is wonderful when served warm with butter (during non war-time days!), or when toasted the next day. Recipe from Lavender and Lovage
Vinegar in a cake? Well yes, it helps to make this egg-free fruit cake rise in a rather spectacular fashion. It has a nice soft crumb and is pleasantly fruity as well as malty with an unexpected sort of sprightliness about it.
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
This is a really quick and easy recipe to put together. They can be made in 30 minutes with very little faff. They're also delicious, vegan and not to heavy on the sugar. As with most of my bakes, they're made with wholemeal spelt flour.
Flavourful and moist, these are the most delicious muffins, bursting with flavours from Gulkand aka Edible Rose Petal Jam and Cardamom. 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.
The bitterness of the marmalade contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the cake and the rye gives a satisfying smoothness to the texture. The lumps of white chocolate are an added bonus to these truly fabulous cakes. Recipe from Tin and Thyme.
This Sticky Ginger Cake is so incredibly light and fluffy despite not having any eggs to give it it's bounce. I like to cut it into small bitesize squares to have alongside a cup of tea or coffee. Recipe from Supper in the Suburbs.
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.
Hello, welcome to Tin and Thyme. I’m Choclette, a vegetarian home cook and whole food recipe developer. I have a passion for flavour, cooking with the seasons, baking and chocolate. Welcome to my award winning blog. Here you'll find delicious and nutritious recipes that are mostly easy to prepare and definitely easy to eat.