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Rich and easy egg free chocolate cake

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  • 1hr8min

About this recipe: My parents own a traditionally-run sheep farm in the Falkland Islands. Cruise ship tourists come to visit and enjoy the experience. I cook this chocolate cake for my mum to serve to her visitors. It's simple and delicious and was given to me by my friend's mum because my son is allergic to egg.

Serves: 12 

  • 170g (6 oz) butter
  • 110g (4 oz sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 250ml milk
  • 2 drops of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 170g (6 oz) plain flour
  • 55g (2 oz) cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Prep:8min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr8min 

  1. Melt the butter, sugar, syrup and milk over a low heat.
  2. Once melted add the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarb.
  3. Stir well and pour into a greased tin (I pour into two loaf tins but one larger tin is fine).
  4. Cook for 1 hour on 180 C / gas 4. Test with a skewer - if the mixtures sticks then cook for a little longer.

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Reviews (34)


I made this recipe into 12 cupcakes and it was absolutely delicious. Very easy to make and just took 20 minutes in the fann oven at 160 deg: - 12 Sep 2012


I have been asked by a friend to make a birthday cake for her son who has an egg allergy. I'm a cake maker by trade and have never really entertained the idea of dealing with allergies. But, for my friend, I thought I would give this recipe a go. It seemed the best out of all the others. All I can say is, it's amazing! However, I used my Kenwood Chef with the whisk attachment, as the first time I made it, in my trial, I had lots of floury lumps in it. I added the liquid slowly to the dry mixture. All in all, a perfect cake - 25 Sep 2012


This is by far the best chocolate cake I have ever made. Really moist and very chocolaty! Tastes like Chocolate Fondant without the runny middle. I didn't use all the melted ingredients in the cake mix as it would have made it too runny in my opinion (but I made cupcakes).... so used the left over butter/syrup/milk mix with some cocoa powder and icing sugar to make the icing . I made this into cupcakes so reduced cooking time to 20 mins and they were perfect. Will be making again.....also simple enough to make with the kids. - 24 Aug 2011

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