Extra moist chocolate cake (eggless)

Aaaaaaah and I am back I am back (feel free to give me a standing ovation :)). Anywhooooo, feels awesome to be back to typing out my blogs. I have been MIA for a realllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyy long time. I took a conscious break last year for a few months to focus on some personal stuff. One thing led to another and I somehow didn’t seem to get back to the blogging at all. What started at first as a conscious break kinda saw me slip into laziness. Any fellow blogger out there would know what a pain in the a** is the dedication and discipline that is required for blogging. So much so that I decided I had enough slacking & that I needed to roll my sleeves & jump back into blogging because end of the day it gave me immense happiness to do this & to hit that publish button :). I blogged Adyant’s birthday cake because I thought that was the best way to do this since I love having memories documented around his birthday officially along with the whole shebang. Note – His birthday was on March 6th and here I am finally getting my way around to actually documenting this. So yes, when you take a long break from any regular activity, jumping back into it is not easy. This is definitely not just for blogging and of course all of you reading this can resonate to this on some level with some things in life that you guys have either given up completely or are trying to get back or have gotten back after a longgggg break. I am sure there is some thirukkural around this or some other cool life quote but due to lack of knowledge all of you are exempted from that probable torture :). Anywho, with this I am hoping things get back on track in the blogging world for me.

Now a bit on the actual belated b’day boy & the 4th b’day. Adya is blossoming into a cute/ happy/ at the drop of the hat crying/ naughty/ caring/ least bothered about certain things kinda typical 4 year old :). Those who are parents can absolutely understanding the above adjectives all in one place for a kid :).  As a parent I love this phase as much as I hate the phase sometimes. Sometimes, I wish I could get the time back when I didn’t have to listen to him back answer or politely or vehemently refusing to do things we ask him to do. But I forget all of that when he plants a peck on my cheek when I am hurt or sad, when he puts his hands around my neck and sleeps, when he is excited about things we try to do with him and ofcourse all the cute talk as well. One thing that hasn’t changed in Adya from when he has been a year old or so is how he is very sure of the things he wants or doesn’t want. I have been amazed by it back then and I continue to be amazed by it till date. So naturally he knew what cake he wanted for his b’day and what clothes he wanted to wear on his b’day. No surprises for guesses on the cake considering I am documenting a chocolate cake & I have spoken about his b’day already :D. And those who know Adya personally know he loves his shirts and jeans pants (that hasn’t changed since last year) and along with that he now is fascinated with super heroes and in that specifically superman, batman & spiderman. Even when we went to pick out his b’day clothes, it was super easy. He picked out a few that had these characters (all of them ended up being night clothes but he was super happy with them). And as always, we had a close knit b’day celebrations with just his 3 cousins (and my cousins) who live here in Dubai. Overall, he was super happy on his bday and so were all of us. The kids & the adults loved the cake and 3/4th of the cake got over right after cake cutting :). Also, the first time I used all purpose flour and I was very pleased with the results (ofcourse is what must be running in most of your minds but hey, it was my first time and hence mentioning this specifically).


The cake is super easy to make, the butter cream frosting isn’t a must but surely adds a very nice touch/ taste/ texture to the cake. So if you want to just do a lazy day bake you can very well skip the butter cream frosting. Go ahead and try this out. It is a super moist soft total chocolatey cake.



5 from 1 vote
Extra moist chocolate cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Servings: 9 inch cake
Dry Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups All purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups regular white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
Wet Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 flax eggs 1 flax egg = 1 tbsp flax seed powder + 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk I use storebought
  • 2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup hot water
Chocolate buttercream frosting
  • 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp semi sweet choco chips optional, for decoration
Making the cake
  1. In a small bowl, mix together flax seed power & water. Set it aside for it to coagulate/ thicken.

  2. In a bowl, mix together all purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, white sugar, baking soda, baking powder & salt using a whisk.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients - start by mixing the coffee powder & hot water. To this add, oil, flax egg, vanilla essence & butter milk. Whisk everything well.

  4. Now add the dry ingredients into the wet part by part & fold it in. Do not over stir the contents.

  5. Once you have the batter ready, pour into into a greased 9 inch cake mould.

  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven 200c for 35-40 minutes. Keep an eye not to burn the cake the last few minutes.

  7. Once the cake is fully done (Dip a toothpick in the center of the cake for this), keep it out of the oven in order for it to cool down.

Making the chocolate buttercream frosting
  1. In a medium size bowl, beat soft butter using an electric beater. If you don't have an electric beater, whisk away 🙂 (definitely good hand exercise).

  2. Beat till the butter is all creamy and you can form soft peaks.

  3. To this add icing sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla essence, thick cream and a pinch salt.

  4. Beat everything together for a few minutes and you will have your chocolate butter cream frosting ready.

The cake finale
  1. Once the cake is cooled down completely, cut the cake into 2 halves horizontally.

  2. Slather half of the chocolate butter cream frosting onto the top part of the bottom half of the cake :).

  3. Place the top half of the cake on the bottom half & slather the rest of the butter cream frosting on top.

  4. And ofcourse as if there isn't enough chocolate at all, an optional step is to garnish the top with some semi sweet chocolate chips.

  5. Now you are good to go to sing happy to you and cut & devour the cake. Happy eating peeps!

Stepwise pictures

Making the cake

In a small bowl, mix flax seed powder & water. Set it aside for it to coagulate/ thicken.

After 10-15 mins of setting the mixture aside, your flax egg will be ready for use.

Meanwhile, take another bowl & add all your dry ingredients – all purpose flour, regular white sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Mix everything together with a spatula or a fork. Set it aside.

In a large bowl, add together all wet ingredients – first add coffee powder & hot water. Mix it well. Then add butter milk, vegetable oil, flax egg, vanilla essence.

Whisk everything together.

Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients part by part & gently fold using a spatula. Do not over stir/ mix. Make sure not to have any lumps. Now your cake batter is ready to get baked.

Pour the cake batter onto a greased cake mould.

Bake in a pre heated oven of 200c for 35-40 mins. Keep an eye on the cake the last 5-10 minutes to ensure you don’t burn the cake. Use a tooth pick in the centre to check if the cake is fully done or not.

Once your cake is completely baked, take it out of the oven & let it cool.


Let the cake cool down completely.

Making the Chocolate buttercream frosting

In a medium size bowl, beat soft butter using an electric beater. If you don’t have an electric beater, then whisk away :).

Work on the butter till it becomes creamy and you can form soft peaks.

To this add unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla essence, thick cream & a pinch salt.

Beat everything together and voila, the chocolate butter cream frosting is ready. Meanwhile, once the cake cools down, cut it into 2 halves horizontally.

 The cake finale

Slather the frosting on to the top part of the bottom half first and then place the top half of the cake. Slather the remaining frosting. Finally, you can decorate with some semi sweet chocolate chips because you see this cake doesn’t have enough chocolate as yet :). And yo, with that step your super awesome super moist extra chocolate cake is ready.

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2 Responses

  1. Anusha says:

    5 stars
    Loved loved loved it ?
    Too good and a mega hit with everyone at home. My dad never has cakes but he helped himself to this multiple times. Well done.

  2. Sowmya says:

    My favourite chocoloate cake on the blog too :). So can relate! Aaaah, am so happy to hear about peripa :). super! and thanks a lot.

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