Eggless Chocolate Cake

Shirley's Eggless Chocolate Cake at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

When my friend Suzanne heard that my daughter, Lucie, is allergic to eggs, she sent along this recipe for an eggless chocolate cake. It's named after the mother of an old friend of hers who used to make it.

Since my daughter is also allergic to peanut butter, I'd make a traditional vanilla or chocolate frosting or maybe a chocolate ganache instead, like the picture above.

Shirley's Eggless Chocolate Cake at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

Shirley's Eggless Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing


For the cake:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 9 tablespoons cocoa (not instant)
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the icing:

  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk (approximately)
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter


For the cake:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl using an electric mixer.
  2. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes.

For the icing:

  1. Mix confectioners sugar and milk - it will be thin.
  2. Stir in peanut butter, which will thicken the icing.
  3. Ice your delicious cake.
Prep Time: 50 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Servings: Serves 6 to 8
  • Serving size: 1/6 to 1/8 of recipe

2 thoughts on “Eggless Chocolate Cake

  1. Cathy D

    A little late for a new comment (only by about 4 years! LOL) but we tried Sunbutter, too and found it too salty. Golden Peabutter, however, has a much milder flavor!

    Thanks for the recipe! I, too, have a daughter allergic to eggs, peanuts, treenuts, and tomatoes (of all things!). I’m scouring your blog now to find new “must try” recipes :)

  2. Angel

    Have you heard of Sunbutter? It’s like peanut butter, except it’s made from sunflower seeds. It’s the closest thing you can get! And better yet, you can cook and bake with it. It makes a killer chicken satay sauce 😉 I think their website is (we get ours from Publix).

    My son is allergic to dairy, nuts and eggs. It’s hard being creative with recipes. Thanks for posting this one!


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