I finally made another video! I had to show how easy this cake recipe is and how simple the ingredients are. With no butter or eggs, you likely have everything you need right now to make it. Flour, sugar, and cocoa are the main ingredients with some baking soda, oil, lemon juice, and vanilla. That’s it.
Even if you don’t bake much, it’s hard to mess this up. You don’t need a mixer but I do recommend using Dutch process cocoa (I use it for all my chocolate baking). It’s darker but it’s less bitter than the regular stuff. I find it (Droste brand) at my grocery store and also at World Market. That’s why this cake it so dark and rich looking.
Oh, it’s rich tasting too. You’ll be amazed how moist it is without any butter or eggs. The cake itself is made without butter and you can either frost it with my super-easy one-minute frosting made with a little butter or you can go totally butter free and vegan by just eliminating the butter and turn it into a glaze. That’s why you will find two recipes for this cake. Both recipes use the exact same cake but the “Simple Chocolate Cake Without Butter” is made with a butter-free glaze and the “Easy One Bowl Chocolate Cake” has my frosting made with just 2 tablespoons of butter. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones