Not everyone can or will eat eggs, and some people think that they will miss out on a lot because of it. Well, that isn’t true when it comes to baking. There are plenty of delectable eggless cake recipes out there, and some don’t even required an oven!
If you are thinking of dipping your toe into the amazing world of eggless cake recipes, then you’ve come to the right place. Below are some of the best cakes you can indulge in without even coming close to an egg (and in many cases, these cakes are fully vegan, too!), so let’s get into it.
This recipe is great for anyone who wants to avoid eggs as well as gelatin. Making this cheesecake can be very tedious if you are making it from scratch (fresh mangoes) as there is a lot of prepping, but canned mango pulp can be used.
Canned mango doesn’t always give the best results, though, since it is not fresh. Like most cheesecakes, there are three players to this dessert – the biscuit or cookie base, the cream cheese layer with mango, and the top layer of stunning mango.
Tip #1 – this recipe is fantastic if you care more about the taste of the cheesecake than its appearance. If you want to get a smooth finish for the mango, all you have to do it add the hot agar-agar solution to the purée once it has warmed through.
Tip #2 – you can use any kind of biscuit or cookie you like as the base. This fully depends on your preference, but the popular choices tend to be biscuits that do not have overpowering flavors.
This eggless coconut cream cake is delicious if done correctly. In this recipe, the coconut cream takes the place of the eggs and binds the other ingredients together while also adding a divine coconut flavor and creaminess.
This is a great recipe if you love tropical flavors, as well as a mild polenta texture. For the icing, a portion of the coconut cream is mixed with icing sugar to form a mixture. This mixture is drizzled over the top of the cake and topped off with toasted coconut flakes.
This chocolate lava cake is super simple and easy enough for anyone to try out. To create it, all you need is chocolate, cocoa powder, baking soda, wholewheat flour and a few other common ingredients. For the lava chocolate, you can use bitter or sweet chocolate, so you can tailor it to everyone’s tastes.
Tip #1 – you can use butter and cocoa power to coat the ramekins you use so that the cake does not get stuck to the sides and rip apart when you take them out
Tip #2 – if you don’t have ramekins, you can use a muffin tray or liners, but you won’t be able to remove the cake from them (so you will miss out of the gooey chocolate center spilling onto a plate).
This delicious vegan carrot cake substitutes dairy products for ingredients such as oat milk, making it a great alternative if you are staying away from animal products.
There are plenty of spices such as cinnamon, all-spice and ginger to give this cake loads of flavor, as well as carrots to give it a great consistency. For the topping, creamed coconut and cashew nun butter is used instead of cream cheese, so no flavor is lost.
This vegan upside down cake is a winner. Upside down cakes are really popular, and it isn’t hard to see why – they are delicious. This cake is vegan-friendly and tastes just as good as it’s non-vegan counterparts.
Lemon juice and water are the secret to getting the soft texture rather than using eggs, and while this recipe uses jaggery (non-centrifugal cane sugar), there are easy ways to work around it by using regular or caster sugar.
Tip #1 – this recipe can also be made using pears or pineapples if you are struggling to get your hands on apples. Either of these choices will result in a delicious cake, so don’t worry if you don’t have apples at hand.
This simple cake recipe is like that of a Victoria Sponge cake but substitutes the dairy ingredients for dairy-free alternatives such as oat milk.
You can top this recipe off with icing sugar and fresh fruit such as berries to create a simple yet divine cake, perfect for mornings or evenings.
This Tutti Frutti cake is effortlessly easy and will certainly be a favorite. All you need to create this is cake are the ingredients for a vanilla cake (with yogurt as an egg replacement), and, of course, tutti frutti (candied currants, pineapple, cherries, apricots, berries and watermelon).
You can enjoy the chewiness of the tutti frutti with each bite of moist vanilla, a great combination for anyone who like some fruitiness with their cakes.
Tip #1 – apple cider vinegar, white vinegar or lemon juice can be added to the batter to help make the cake softer and fluffier
Tip #2 – oil or melted butter will work just as well for this recipe, but if you use oil, make sure to select one with a neutral flavor, or it will affect the overall flavor of the cake
This great vegan apple cake uses oak milk and no eggs. It’s a delicious choice for the apple lovers of the world who would like to try out some vegan-friendly desserts. The ingredients in this cake bind together through the thickened oat milk, which is mixed with lemon juice and left to thicken for a few minutes.
This results in a cake that everyone will love, especially if you manage to do the apples correctly. If you are feeling adventurous, you could also add cinnamon to the cake mixture to make this cake the perfect dessert for chilly weather.
Since black forest cakes are so popular, it’s only right for there to be eggless and wholewheat recipes out there. You can expect to see a delectable chocolate cake with heaps of cream and fruits such as cherries or other berries if desired.
Adding cold water to the sponge batter will ensure that this cake will be spongy, light and overall delicious. This is an important part of making eggless sponges, since baking all comes down to chemical reactions.
Tip #1 – most black forest recipes indicate the use of a cherry liquor to make sure that the sponges are moist, but you can use simple syrup as a replacement if you do not want to consume alcohol or simply do not like the taste
Tip #2 – you can use all-purpose flour, pastry flour or wholewheat flour for this recipe and all will work well, it is simply up to your preference
This very easy vegan chocolate cake is just as good as the original and is even healthier. Instead of using eggs, avocado is used, adding great nutrients to your diet. All dairy products are substituted for non-dairy ingredients, so this cake is a great choice if you want to dabble in the world of veganism.
To top it off, the icing is also made of avocado flesh, and flavored with cocoa power and vanilla extract, among a number of other ingredients to give it the correct appearance.
This eggless pineapple cake is simple to make as well as delicious. For this, you need a regular eggless sponge cake that you can either make or buy. If you are making this cake, using baking soda and vinegar will help the cake rise when it is cooking.
Additionally, using yogurt as a substitute for egg will go a long way and create the perfect sponge. This will make the cake have a beautiful soft crumb, making it the perfect base for the pineapple cake. For the filling and topping, you will need whipping cream, chopped pineapple slices, pineapple essence or vanilla extract and some icing sugar.
Tip #1 – adding extra fruit such as glazed cherries to the top of the cake along with the pineapple slices will give it a pop of color and enhance the flavor
Tip #2 – placing this cake in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours will ensure that the cream around the cake is set, making it perfect for serving
This recipe is the perfect cheat for when you want to have a cake but don’t have the time (or the will) to go through the entire process of prep to end up with a full-sized dessert.
To make this 10 minute recipe, you need to have a microwave-safe mug and all the regular cake ingredients, except you will use oat milk and lemon juice to create a thicker liquid to bind the ingredients together. This super simple recipe goes well with some soft-scoop ice cream on a rainy day.
This chocolate biscuit or cookie cake is a delicious and simple recipe that anyone can do, even if your oven is broken. For this recipe, all you need are your favorite cookies, coffee and chocolate sauce.
This is a cheat cake, but perfect for those people who don’t want to get too hot in the kitchen or simply want something that they can put together without all the fuss. You can choose to make your own homemade chocolate source, or buy one from the store if you’re pressed for time.
The result will taste almost exactly like a regular chocolate cake, but will be more tender and firmer.
Tip #1 – any type of cookie should work for this recipe, including digestives and crackers.
Tip #2 – to make your own chocolate sauce, a combination of nut chocolate and Cadbury Bournville will be perfect if you are looking for a deep flavor.
This vegan lemon cake uses five simple ingredients for its sponge: lemon zest and juice, vegetable oil, self-raising flour, golden caster sugar and baking powder. The flour and baking powder can be substituted for gluten-free options and this recipe will be just as delicious.
Fruit cake isn’t for everyone – the flavor is one of those things that you either hate or love. If you love fruit cake but don’t love eggs, this is the perfect recipe for you. All you need for this recipe is a pack of dried fruit to soak in wine or run and the eggless batter you can make from home using simple ingredients.
To help get the best flavor, you should soak the fruit in your drink of choice for around 3 days, with the minimum time being 12 hours.
Tip #1 – to create the best base for the fruitcake that is fluffy and tender, mix all-purpose flour and wholewheat together
Tip #2 – you can use apple or orange juice as a substitute for alcohol if desired. If you are using a juice, you only need to soak the fruit in it for 1-2 days rather than 3 days
Conclusion on Eggless Cakes
There are plenty of delicious cakes to try that have no eggs. Whether the recipes naturally have no eggs or they have been changed to suit vegans, you will not run out of cakes to try out. Which one on this list do you think will be your favorite?