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After my interesting trials, finally I have reached to a point to say the Best Ever Eggless Chocolate Cupcake recipe is here.  I was very excited to taste the cake after each trial.  Based on the taste, I made changes to the recipe and did the next trial.  It was rewarding experience to do your own trials and come up with a flawless recipe. 

This is a feast to vegans and also to Eggetarian.  Also check out the Best Ever Eggless VanillaCupcake. 



Cake Flour - 3/4 cup ( See how the cake flour can be made here.)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder - 2 1/2 tbsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Oil - 4 tbsp
Apple Cider or any vinegar - 1 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Instant Coffee - 1/4 tsp (Optional)





1.  Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Line 6 cupcake liners.
2.  In a large bowl whisk all the dry ingredients.
3.  In a small bowl, whisk all the liquid ingredients with the coffee granules.
4.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Whisk until everything is well mixed. Do not over mix.
5. Fill the cupcake liner about 2/3rd.
6. Bake for about 15 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cupcake center comes out clean. (Few crumbs clinging is absolutely fine... as it will be moist)
7.  Cool the cupcakes completely before you dig in, so that it is nicely set.


Enjoy with you favorite frosting!


1.  Cool the cake completely before frosting.
2.  This cake also worked well with all purpose flour instead of Cake flour. I personally loved the texture with cake flour.
3. A simple ganache or any whipped cream frosting tastes heavenly.

Updated on September 13th 2013


For the Layered Chocolate cake Follow this measurements :

This is for one 8 " Inch cake pan.


All purpose Flour - 1 cup 
Corn flour - 1 1/4 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder - 2 1/2 tbsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp
Oil - 4 tbsp
Apple Cider or any vinegar - 1 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tsp
Instant Coffee - 1/4 tsp

Method :

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Line 8"inch tin with the parchment.
2.  In a large bowl whisk all the dry ingredients.
3.  In a small bowl, whisk all the liquid ingredients with the coffee granules.
4.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Whisk until everything is well mixed. Do not over mix.
5. Pour the batter in the prepared tin.
6. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake center comes out clean. (Few crumbs clinging is absolutely fine... as it will be moist)


Suma Rowjee  – (January 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM)  

These look lovely Pavithra, am sure they must have tasted fabulous!As always, you have made even simple cupcakes look so good!

turmericnspice  – (January 10, 2013 at 9:56 AM)  

Absolute visual treat !! Looks lovely :)))

khana khazana  – (January 10, 2013 at 9:57 AM)  

They look so neat pavithra.....I love your photos and kudos to your photography skills !!!!!

Anu Nandu  – (January 10, 2013 at 10:03 AM)  

Looks fantastic Pavi. I'll have to save this recipe since this is tried and tested - will use it anytime I have to make eggless cupcakes! Perfect!

divya  – (January 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM)  

Yummy !!! Please pass me some :-)

Shema George  – (January 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM)  

Sounds and looks perfect.The texture is amazing..I love your detailed recipes and explanation. Great job as always Pavithra:)

Vikis Kitchen  – (January 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM)  

Wow that's a nice eggless cupcake recipe. Looks yummy!

Unknown  – (January 10, 2013 at 11:01 AM)  

Awesome shot Pavithra, these are perfect!

KrithisKitchen  – (January 10, 2013 at 1:27 PM)  

Bookmarking this... Superb pics Pavithra! Great Work!!

Sudha Sabarish  – (January 10, 2013 at 2:59 PM)  

Eggles chocolate cup cake looks perfect and having a superb texture.

radha  – (January 10, 2013 at 5:21 PM)  

Bookmarked. A doubt. Is corn flour and corn starch the same?

dishesfrommykitchen  – (January 10, 2013 at 5:43 PM)  

@ Radha Yes both are same. In the USA, we call as cornstarch.
In the UK cornstarch is referred to as cornflour.

To be sure, cornstarch is a very finely milled, smooth, white powder which we use for thickening soup.

Anonymous –   – (January 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM)  

My mom used to bake both egg and eggless cake and that's how I learnt baking cakes. But eggless, I keep saying I will and then I just chicken out! I will try this one someday, booking it :)

Tummy Delites  – (January 11, 2013 at 12:49 AM)  

Loved ur cupcakes....Can we make cake flour and keep it for some time or should we always make it fresh everytime..?

Reva  – (January 11, 2013 at 4:16 AM)  

Lovely pics Pavi and the recipe is awesome... I really appreciate your patience to try the recipe so many times and come up with the correct measurements...
Kudos to your dedication..:))

chitraj.hegde  – (January 11, 2013 at 4:24 AM)  

lovely cupcakes and fantastic presentation.......yummy yummmyyy ...cupcakes looking cute on that cute basket.....perfectly done....

Sweet'n'Savoury  – (January 11, 2013 at 4:32 AM)  

I am not a fan of eggless bakes but your tried and tested cupcakes are making me want to try one soon. Awesome pics

Prathima Rao  – (January 11, 2013 at 5:39 AM)  

Gorgeous cake..and yess...its the perfect one!!
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Gajus kitchen  – (January 11, 2013 at 6:43 AM)  

cupcakes looking cute and awesome..and beautiful clicks. I had also tried the same recipe for making chocolate cupcake for the eggless cauldron cake challenge but without coffee.It is definitely a great recipe for eggless one.

Curious Country Cook  – (January 11, 2013 at 8:20 AM)  

These looks delicious! I love how they only make 6 cupcakes so you aren't swamped with 1 or 2 dozen laying around your kitchen.

When I make these I might us my Tofutti better than cream cheese spread to make a dairy free frosting.

Rajani  – (January 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM)  

I fell these are not only the best ever eggless cupcakes! but also the best ever clicked eggless cupcakes. Pavitra, you amaze inspire and motivate all with your lovely recipes and pics. This recipe will surely stay with me for a very long time.

Archana  – (January 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM)  

Bookmarking this recipe. Looks yum and I want to try it.

Priya Suresh  – (January 12, 2013 at 2:28 PM)  

Just wow, cant believe they are eggless, looks super moist and utterly delicious Pavi.

Vijitha  – (January 12, 2013 at 9:02 PM)  

That looks perfectly moist and super delicious!

Nami | Just One Cookbook  – (January 14, 2013 at 12:42 AM)  

Your pictures are amazing! I love how you styled your food too. I really enjoyed browsing your site. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Unknown  – (January 15, 2013 at 7:29 AM)  

these look great! can I use balsamic vinegar or would that change the taste of the cupcakes too much?

Unknown  – (January 16, 2013 at 1:03 PM)  

Eggless cae recipes are always exciting to me. I'm not quite sure why. These look absolutely gorgeous. Such a beautiful blog with lovely recipes. I'm glad to be here.

Richa  – (January 17, 2013 at 2:43 AM)  

i love that these cupcakes are eggless. the vegan bakery in town has the tastiest chocolate cupcakes which i keep trying to replicate.. these might just do the trick!

radha  – (January 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM)  

I made these. But I was wondering if the vinegar should be 1 tsp and not 1 tbsp. The cupcakes were very good except for the fact that you get a slight smell of vinegar as you eat it. That apart it was excellent.

Vidya  – (January 29, 2013 at 8:01 AM)  

I just baked a batch of your cupcakes and they're truly delightful. Will be posting about them in my blog. When you have time please take a look! Amazing pictures too :)

Pavithra Elangovan  – (January 31, 2013 at 8:41 AM)  

@ Radha - I am glad you liked it. The Vinegar measurement which i have given is correct. Try using normal white or apple cider vinegar. DOn't use strong vinegar. Still if you feel that you get the smell of vinegar(In my case i did not get any) Substitute with yogurt or buttermilk. You will like it. Let me know.

Sudarshana Sriram  – (February 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM)  

Your cupcakes have turned out so well. Great job. Please let me know if vinegar can be replaced with yogurt. If yes, does the quantity differ? Thanks.

Unknown  – (February 5, 2013 at 11:10 PM)  

Hi pavithra......the baking bug has recently bit me .... So i am a newbie ......trying to learn on my own... Ur cupcakes look delightful. Just wanted to knoe tht if i have to put all purpose flour.... Hoe much do i need to put...... And i dont have cupcake liners. Can i directly put the batter in the moulds after greasing them?? Will it stick.??

Dimps3181  – (February 10, 2013 at 12:05 AM)  

All of your egg less cupcakes turn out great! Thank you so much for sharing, definitely a new favorite!

Pooja  – (February 28, 2013 at 1:45 PM)  

Hi.. Lovely receipe.. Thnx for sharing.. I am about to try ur receipe but wanted to know the flour used to prepare the cake flour is it Maida as you have mentioned just flour & in the notes you have mentioned we can try it with all purpose flour whic is maida so was wondering which flour to use if we have to prepare cake with cake flour.

Unknown  – (March 8, 2013 at 5:32 AM)  

I tried this recipe and the texture turned out to be perfect , but it tasted bitter , can u suggest something ??

Pavithra Elangovan  – (March 25, 2013 at 12:08 AM)  

@ Pooja - Its Maida (All purpose flour ) is used to make cake flour....

Pavithra Elangovan  – (March 25, 2013 at 12:10 AM)  

@ Sudarshana Sriram - Yes you can replace Milk+vinegar with Yogurt(not very thick). So the measurement is same as Milk.

joannehooy  – (April 4, 2013 at 7:36 AM)  

I tried both vanilla n choc cupcakes and love them! Thanks for doing all the research! Well done!!

joannehooy  – (April 4, 2013 at 9:07 AM)  

I notice a tinge of red in the cake. Sony think that was caused by some chem reaction between the baking soda/ vinegar and cocoa powder? Reminds me of red velvet cake!

Ashley  – (April 26, 2013 at 10:32 PM)  

I made these tonight and they are delicious! I've never made cupcakes or cake from scratch before and was a little worried about it...but no more box mixes for me!!

pari  – (May 14, 2013 at 7:44 PM)  

Hi, the cupcakes look delicious. I require to bake 70 tomorrow for a charity. I have a few questions-

1. Can you subsitue milk and vinager for equal quantity of curd ?

2. If I multiply the batter by 4 can I bake 12 cupckaes in two batches. Will the second batch rise properly as it would be sitting for 17 minutes till the first batch is ready. Should I refrigerate the batter for the second batch till the first batch is ready.

3. Can I add choclate chips and if yes , how many and when.


pari  – (May 14, 2013 at 8:41 PM)  

Oops just realized there is no milk in this receipe:)! So first question above is not relevant !

Subhadra Ramji  – (May 24, 2013 at 7:44 AM)  

Truly this is the most amazing and super easy egg-less chocolate cupcake recipe...thank you so much for sharing it!

thrumylens  – (June 15, 2013 at 3:18 AM)  

Brilliant, I added 4 raspberries each & topped with almond flakes. Will be a food energy boost for my daughter's XX race tomorrow.

Unknown  – (July 1, 2013 at 8:18 AM)  

Hi, I tried your recipe! My cupcakes were delicious! What if I wanna make chocolate cupcakes? What should i replace the vanilla extract with?

Czarina  – (August 9, 2013 at 2:05 AM)  

I am indeed very surprised that an eggless cake can be so effortless and yet so yummy, tried your recipe and loved it, thanks for going through the laborious bit and giving us the refined and tested version of the recipe. Really appreciate it !! :)

Henu  – (August 29, 2013 at 1:33 AM)  

Hi Pavithra,
Tried this recipe today, made it into a cake. The texture is lovely, however I got a cracked top. What could have caused it? Also, the recipe uses water, wondering if I could replace it with milk?
Cheers, Henu

Hatedeassss  – (November 10, 2013 at 4:07 AM)  

1/2 cup water + 1tbsp vinegar = 1/2 cup buttermilk substitute right?
I love eggless bakes. Yummy.

Unknown  – (January 10, 2014 at 9:42 AM)  

Hi. I tried these and the taste is mind blowing. I opted not to add coffee though coz coffee doesnt suit me.
I just have one cupcakes were kind of too sticky...was sticking badly on the paper liner....Did I put excess oil or what could be the reason???
Please giude.

Thanks a lot

dishesfrommykitchen  – (February 14, 2014 at 1:17 PM)  

Tanisha try the measurements I have given for Blackforest layer cake and see... Till now many peoples tried and did not get any issues. Increase the Flour amt and see if it works good for you.

Unknown  – (March 2, 2014 at 6:45 AM)  

Hie....thank you for such wonderful recipe...the cupcakes were soft n very very moist n delicious. I have a query...cud you plz suggest the changes if I want to make these into mocha chocolate cupcakes? Wud 1/4 tsp of coffee as mentioned in the recipe be sufficient?
Hoping to hear from you soon.
Thanks again,

Jay  – (April 23, 2014 at 8:40 PM)  

Loveeeeee the recipe n cake. Your recipe has given me accolades for my cake. I have tiny bit of problem but , when ever I bake them and try to make a stand alone cake I cant:( they crumble or break say making it compulsory to use a box to frost the cake:( any suggestions as to why is this happening

Pavithra Elangovan  – (April 23, 2014 at 9:48 PM)  

Jay Thanks and I am glad you liked it:) I guess you are baking little longer which makes Cake dry and crumbly. Try to bake few minutes less and see how it works. In the same post use the first recipe for making cupcakes and next one for making layered cakes. Hope this works. Let me know how it turns out in your next attempt.

Unknown  – (September 24, 2014 at 1:02 AM)  

hi,i tried your eggless cupcake recipe and eggless chocolate cupcake recipe,both were good specially the vanilla cupcake recipe...the chocolate was slightly dense,was wondering why.i compared both recipes and the baking powder is not added to the chocolate cupcake recipe....could that be the reason?awaiting your response...thanks

Unknown  – (March 17, 2015 at 10:03 PM)  

Hi dr hv been making cakes with ur recipe enormous tyms by nw.. but one prob i always face is the choco cake turns too crumbly..vanilla is always fine ...can u pls help a change wid the choc cake so that i can frost it without crumbs

Unknown  – (March 28, 2015 at 5:23 AM)  

Hi Pavitra, I tried this and was not quite happy as the cake didnt rise..

Need clarity on the cake flour measurement.. The cake flour method mentioned is for 1 cup whereas you have used 3/4 cup in this recipe.. ur vanilla cake turned out perfect.. what could have possible gone wrong.. and soda bicarb is also not used.. could that be the reason for the cake to not rise

Avanti Punde - Dharmadhikari  – (April 2, 2015 at 4:42 AM)  

Turned out perfectttttt!! One query- can i replace maida with wheat flour?

Unknown  – (April 28, 2015 at 11:34 PM)  

They turned out awesome. So moist & fudgy. We get chocolate cupcakes here in Marks & Spencer's & these taste the same. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown  – (July 31, 2015 at 3:09 PM)  

Any replacement for vinegar...dont have vinegar

lechat  – (September 3, 2015 at 12:21 AM)  

Hi Pavitra,

I am going to try this recipe :) Is baking powder not required in this chocolate sponge cake recipe that you have mentioned?
Why only baking soda?
Please let me know asap , going to make it on 9th September

NICA  – (September 3, 2015 at 8:42 AM)  

Hi Pavitra, just a curious question, I just bake, and the flavor is fantastic but it didn't grow, so instead of having a spongy cake I have a flat consistence one.
Can you tell me what I did wrong? I followed the exactly recipe.

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J  – (January 30, 2016 at 1:37 AM)  

I've made these twice and they came out really nice both times. I did have to increase the baking time to 22 mins because I think my oven is not very efficient.

J  – (January 30, 2016 at 1:39 AM)  

This had happened to me once when I forgot the baking soda - is your baking soda expired perhaps?

Kalyani  – (August 6, 2016 at 6:51 AM)  

gorgeous looking cupcakes, Pavithra. How many cupcakes do these make (the ones u have posted above). Would like to give this a try

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Unknown  – (May 25, 2019 at 1:50 PM)  

My cakes come out good and moist but they break when I try to take them out of parchment paper . Any idea why ? They are cool enough to be handled

Raji  – (July 8, 2019 at 7:41 PM)  

Hi Pavithra I tried your chocolate cake it was good and yummy but the cake's sides and bottom are harder than inside of the cake can I reduce oven temperature

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