Simple Chocolate Fudge Cake (Egg and Dairy Free)

Yields: 8 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 45 Mins Total Time: 1 Hr 5 Mins

This simply delicious chocolate fudge cake can be made with basic pantry staples. It’s easy to make and guaranteed to please a crowd! Rich, not overly sweet, and a perfect crackly top. Enjoy with a dollop of cream and fresh berries.


0/8 Ingredients
Adjust Servings


0/5 Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (355 F). Grease and line a 20 cm (8 inch) round cake tin with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder and salt together and whisk until combined.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and boiling water until sugar has partially dissolved. Whisk in the oil, vinegar, and vanilla essence.
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold with a spatula until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared tin. Bake for 45 minutes or until the cake doesn't wobble and a skewer inserted comes out mostly clean. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • All measurements are in metric standards.
  • You can keep the cake un-refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze the cake, allow to cool completely then wrap tightly in clingwrap and then in foil. Keep for up to 6 months frozen. To thaw, allow to defrost at room temperature for 6 hours or overnight.
  • You can substitute the self-raising flour for plain flour combined with 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • You can substitute the canola oil with any unflavoured vegetable oil
  • You can find detailed instructions and photographs on my Instructable


  1. What a decadent chocolate cake – soooo fudgy, just the way I like it! I love that it is dairy free and made without eggs as well, so perfect when you are craving chocolate but don’t wanna have to run to the shops!

  2. Looking at how beautiful and dark and fudge this is, it’s hard to believe its dairy free! This looks just delicious, I can’t wait to try πŸ™‚

  3. What a delicious looking chocolate cake! I love that it is made with pantry staples, it is definitely on my list of things I need to bake: soon!

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