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The Best Egg-Free Cake Recipes

The Best Egg-Free Cake Recipes.

Roundup Posts | 24th March 2020 | By

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.
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Chai Masala Cupcakes

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes

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.
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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes

Water Cake (vegan)

No milk, no butter, no eggs needed, only simple cupboard ingredients. This water cake is absolutely magic and perfect to bake with the kids! Recipe from The Petite Cook.
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Magic Water Cake

Eggless Chocolate Cake

This is an easy one bowl Chocolate Cake made with whole wheat flour. The cake is soft and moist and can be used as a base cake for various chocolate frostings. Recipe from Veg Recipes of India.
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Basic Eggless Chocolate Cake.

Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake (vegan)

Chocolate cake that is devilishly good. This cake is rich, moist, delicious and super simple to put together. All you need is a bowl, a whisk and a little bit of time. Recipe from Cooking with Carlee.
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Slice of devilishly good chocolate layer cake.

Vegan Chocolate Cake

One of the best vegan chocolate cake recipes! Chocolate and strawberries is such a great combination everyone will love. Recipe from Cooking Journey.
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Vegan Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Caramel Cake

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.
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Chocolate Caramel Cake

Vegan Brownies

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

These eggless and dairy free brownies are perfect if you like a dense, chewy, fudgy, intensely chocolatey brownie. Easy to make and so satisfying. Recipe from Domestic Gothess.
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Chewy Vegan Brownies

Vegan Cosmic Brownies

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.
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Cherry Brownies (vegan)

Love cherries? Then you’ll adore these cherry brownies. Made with fresh cherries and chocolate, this vegan recipe is gluten free and dairy free. Lower in calories too. Recipe from Greedy Gourmet.
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Cherry Brownies

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies (vegan & gluten-free)

These incredible fudgy black bean brownies are made without flour. Chocolatey, satisfying, full of goodness, gluten free and suitable for vegans. Recipe from Sneaky Veg.
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Fudgy Black Bean Vegan Brownies.

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

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.
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Rhubarb Honey Cakes flavoured with rose aka Nonnettes.

Lemon, Rose and Pistachio Mini Bundt Cakes

Mini bundt cakes with mouth watering middle Eastern flavours of rose, lemon and pistachio make these cakes delectable and simply delicious. Recipe from Simply Food.
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Lemon, rose and pistachio mini bundt cakes.

Blackcurrant Rose Honey Cakes (Nonnettes)

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.
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Blackcurrant Rose Honey Cakes (aka Nonnettes)

Lemon & Orange Olive Oil Cupcakes

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!
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Lemon & Orange Olive Oil Cupcakes.

Eggless Dorset Apple Cake

This easy Eggless Dorset Apple Cake has all the fruity, tangy and caramel flavours of the traditional apple cake, but perfect for those with an egg allergy. Recipe from LinsFood.
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Eggless Dorset Apple Cake

Cranberry Duff Cake

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.
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Cranberry Duff Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake (gluten-free)

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.
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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake (gluten-free).

Whole Wheat Mango Cake

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.
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Whole Wheat Mango Cake

Dried Fruit Cakes

Cornish Hevva Cake (aka Heavy Cake)

A traditional Cornish cake made by fisherfolk. It's a very simple recipe with only a few ingredients, but it's absolutely delicious.
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Cornish Hevva Cake aka Heavy Cake

Old Fashioned Granny Loaf

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
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Granny Loaf

Vinegar Cake

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.
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Vinegar Cake

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

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.
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Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Eggless Gulkand Muffins

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.
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Eggless Gulkand Muffins

Date and Walnut Loaf Cake

Go nuts with this date & walnut loaf cake. This cake is super delicious, soft and moist cake that is a perfect tea time snack and is worth a try. Recipe from Belly Rules the Mind.
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Date and Walnut Loaf Cake

Fudgy Almond Chocolate Cake (gluten-free)

Soft and melt in the mouth chocolate cake with the goodness of almond flour and a perfect crumb. Recipe from Food Trails.
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Fudgy Almond Chocolate Cake

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

A light, fluffy vegan sponge packed with vanilla flavour. It’s also perfect for covering with fondant icing to make a birthday or celebration cake. Recipe from Charlotte's Lively Kitchen.
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Vegan Vanilla Sponge Cake

Nonnettes - French Honey Cakes

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.
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White Chocolate Nonnettes

Vegan Sticky Ginger Cake

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.
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Vegan Sticky Ginger Cake

Vegan Carrot Cake with Easy Orange Frosting.

A moist, fruity, lightly-spiced vegan carrot cake recipe that’s easy to whip up in a food processor or by hand. A wonderful treat for tea-time or anytime. Recipe from Family, Friends, Food.
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Vegan Carrot Cake

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.

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22 Comments

  1. Karen Burns-Booth

    24th March 2020 at 4:52 pm

    What an absolutely decadent and delicious selection of egg free cakes! It’s a bit of a myth that you always need eggs for cakes, and one of the original no-egg cakes was a vinegar cake, where the combination of vinegar (not much) when mixed with bicarbonate of soda created a light and fluffy cake with no eggs! Made by farmers wives when the hens were “off lay”. A lovely post. Saved and shared, Karen.

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    • Choclette

      25th March 2020 at 7:41 am

      Thanks Karen. It’s good to be reminded that there are various ways of baking. I have a vinegar cake in the post, though the photo is pretty shocking.

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  2. Renu

    24th March 2020 at 5:14 pm

    That is a wonderful collection of egg less cakes. Each and every type of cake is there. I am bookmarking this post to create some delicious cakes.

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    • Choclette

      25th March 2020 at 7:39 am

      Thanks Renu. Sometimes it’s really useful to have quite specific recipes all in one place.

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  3. Mandy

    24th March 2020 at 9:30 pm

    This is such a useful post! So many people are struggling to get hold of eggs and will find this very useful indeed. Thanks for including my black bean brownies.

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    • Choclette

      25th March 2020 at 7:39 am

      Indeed, we’ve had no eggs on the shelves for quite some time. Mind you, no flour either!

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  4. Andrea @The Petite Cook

    25th March 2020 at 9:23 am

    Thank you so much for sharing so many helpful recipes! I’m trying to save eggs for our meals, so these desserts are perfect for us!

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    • Choclette

      25th March 2020 at 10:04 am

      Eggs are getting increasingly hard to find for sure. I’m looking forward to trying some of these myself – especially your water cake.

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  5. Azlin Bloor

    25th March 2020 at 10:45 am

    That is an amazing collection of cake recipes, Choclette! I have 2 girls with egg allergy, so am going to enjoy going through them! Thank you for including the Eggless Dorset Apple Cake from LinsFood.

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    • Choclette

      25th March 2020 at 6:39 pm

      Oh goodness, two of your children. That must make eating out difficult – cake and desserts anyway. Thanks for your Dorset apple cake and I hope you find a few more ideas here.

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  6. Swati

    25th March 2020 at 8:51 pm

    This one is a fabulous collection with wonderful eggless cakes.. very handy list for those who avoid eggs in their diets..ThanK you so much for including Fudgy Almond cake from Foodtrails25.

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    • Choclette

      26th March 2020 at 8:06 am

      I’m finding it really useful to have a list of delicious cakes that don’t need eggs, so I’m hoping others will too.

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  7. Lathiya

    25th March 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Awesome collection. Each one looks fabulous. Pinning it for later. Thank you for including my Mango Cake.

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    • Choclette

      26th March 2020 at 8:04 am

      Your mango cake sounds really good Lathiya. It’s on my list to try.

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  8. Jacqui – Recipes Made Easy:Only Crumbs Remain

    26th March 2020 at 3:45 pm

    At the moment I am fine for eggs but they have been a bit hit and miss over the last few weeks. Thansk you for this post really useful Ive shared with my Only Crumbs Readers

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    • Choclette

      26th March 2020 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks Jacqui. Glad you’re OK for eggs. Luckily for me CT managed to get a few from work before he was laid off, but I’m fast running out and our supermarket shelves are empty.

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  9. dassana amit

    26th March 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Nice collection of eggless cake recipes

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    • Choclette

      26th March 2020 at 7:35 pm

      Thank you, I’m hoping to try quite a few of them.

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  10. Janice Pattie

    29th March 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Well, who knew there were so many egg-free cake recipes? Certainly not me, this is a great resource especially when eggs are hard to come by.

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    • Choclette

      29th March 2020 at 5:56 pm

      Yes exactly. I’ve not found any eggs in our local supermarket for ages. Luckily, we had a five eggs delivered on our doorstep the other day from CT’s place of work – which he’s now been furloughed from.

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  11. Jill's Mad About Macarons

    2nd April 2020 at 5:12 pm

    What a fabulous round-up of recipes, Choclette and perfect timing – we’re rather rationing eggs at the moment, so thanks for sharing this.

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    • Choclette

      2nd April 2020 at 5:26 pm

      I think everyone’s finding eggs difficult to get hold of at the moment Jill. One minute they’re there and the next they’re gone. Along with the flour and yeast!

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