Recipe for Eggless Cake (Yellow)

by Merissa on March 29, 2011

in Egg Free Recipes, Recipes

recipe for eggless cake

Recipe for Eggless Yellow Cake

I bought some strawberries the other day at Safeway and the hubby really wanted some kind of yellow or white cake to eat them with. So far I've only made a eggless chocolate cake so I wasn't quite sure how the yellow cake would work. The result was super yummy and I love not having to limit myself with it because it has no eggs!

Recipe for Eggless Cake (Yellow)

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 c. sugar(I used Turbinado)
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1 T. vinegar

recipe for eggless cake

In a medium sized bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients first. I haven't tried it yet but I'm pretty sure this recipe could easily be made gluten free as well if you sub the regular flour for gluten free flour.

recipe for eggless cake

Add in the wet but don't stir until you have added all the wet to the dry. If it's easier just mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and then add them together. Also, I used regular milk but if you need it to be dairy free you could add soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, or something similar.

recipe for eggless cake

Pour in a greased 8x8 pan. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Eat just like any other yellow cake. We had ours with whipped cream and strawberries!

Recipe for Eggless Cake

Looking for more Egg Free Recipes? Here's a couple other ones we have on Little House Living:

Egg Free Chocolate Pudding
Ooey Gooey Egg Free Brownies
Egg Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
Egg Free Vanilla Pudding

All of them are really good and you don't miss the eggs in them! For those of us that can have no or limited eggs, it's really nice to have substitutes for common and easy recipes so we can enjoy them too!

Have you ever baked something like this recipe for eggless cake that was egg free?


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1 Dee S March 29, 2011 at 11:30 pm

This looks fantastic and I don’t have to haul out the mixer!


2 Crystal April 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

This looks like a great quick recipe! Thanks for sharing!


3 Andrea October 20, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Great recipe! I made a 6 inch round layer cake and it turned out great. Baked up perfectly! Topped it with raspberry buttercream frosting. Yum!


4 Christa March 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

What kind of vinegar did you use?


5 Merissa March 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm

White Vinegar


6 The Simple Homemaker March 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm



7 Michelle July 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Did you use cake flour or all-purpose?


8 Merissa July 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm

All Purpose


9 Sunni July 31, 2012 at 12:01 am

WOW, I’ve been searching for an eggless yellow cake that would actually RISE! I’ve tried all the egg substitutes and everything has either tasted gross or I ended up with a fallen cake. The last disaster left me in tears at 11pm with a fallen yellow cake and a party early the next day. A google search led me to your cake, and fortunately I had all the ingredients in the house! The cake was a success, and it’s now requested at all family parties!

I did make one adjustment one time that made the cake light and melty. I was out of regular milk so I used vanilla almond milk (because it was midnight and that’s what there was). I eliminated one teaspoon of vanilla because of the vanilla flavoring in the milk. The cake got RAVE reviews!

So thanks so much! I really love your site, and we’ve been making the move to being more “Little House on the Prairie” ourselves.


10 Kaitlin February 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Does this cake mix work in a 9×13 in. pan?


11 Merissa February 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Yes but you would need to double the recipe.


12 Kaitlin February 27, 2013 at 5:46 am

Thank you so very much!


13 Melissa March 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Can I use self rising flour.


14 Merissa March 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm

You should be able to but just leave out the baking soda.


15 Isabella April 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm

What kind of oil?


16 Merissa April 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Any kind of vegetable oil without a strong flavor will work. I prefer mild olive oil.


17 Angie July 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Does this recipe turn out dense enough to use for decorating purposes?


18 Merissa July 23, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Yes, this is an excellent cake and would be perfect for decorating.


19 Pamela August 23, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Is this a gluten free cake.?
Can it be adapted?


20 Merissa August 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm

I haven’t tried it gluten free yet but I think it would work with an all purpose gluten free flour blend.


21 Christy January 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Can I use apple vinegar?


22 Merissa January 5, 2014 at 3:04 pm

It might just have a tiny bit different flavor but it should work.


23 Belinda R February 8, 2014 at 7:39 am

This was so moist and delicious. Thank you sooo much!


24 Niurca February 21, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Would this recipe work to make as cupcakes?


25 Merissa February 21, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Yes it would πŸ™‚


26 Niurca February 23, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Thank you. I made these as cupcakes yesterday, and they were a hit with everyone!


27 T March 5, 2014 at 5:56 am

Thanks for this recipe. I’m glad I tried it before our big party coming up. Unfortunately, we did not love it and followed the directions to the letter. It was too dense and not fluffy or airy enough for us. The flavor could have been better too. I’m sorry to say all this, just wanted to let others know we didn’t enjoy it, unfortunately.

My husband has an egg allergy so we will be trying another yellow cake in the future. We have found wacky chocolate cakes to perform best in the chocolate dept. Thanks.


28 Astrid March 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

I seem to only have cake flour-should I change measurements? Would it make much of a difference?


29 Merissa March 28, 2014 at 11:04 am

You should be able to use the same amount and it shouldn’t make a difference, it may be a little bit fluffier.


30 Astrid March 28, 2014 at 11:17 am

Oh that should be no problem. Thank you so much!


31 Mary Hamilton August 16, 2014 at 10:37 am

I just wanted to say Thank You for sharing the yellow cake eggless recipe and the Vanilla Pudding recipe~ My son who has Asperger’s syndrome is allergic to eggs, diary, and canola oil. I have been looking for recipe for an eggless cake to make him a birthday cake! He loves vanilla pudding as well, so I am going to try that recipe and will use Coconut Milk in it. He tolerates Coconut Milk and Coconut oil well. Thank you again for sharing. If you have any other recipes I would love to see them!


32 Merissa August 16, 2014 at 6:51 pm

I hope he enjoys this Mary! Me and my son cannot have eggs either (and my oldest is allergic to dairy) so many of our recipes are egg and dairy free. πŸ™‚


33 Niurca January 14, 2016 at 4:42 pm

What is the carbohydrate count for this recipe?


34 Rose Jenkins May 12, 2016 at 9:43 am

I made this cake and followed all ingredients/directions but it did not rise and it looked like it was raw. It tasted really good though! I’m not sure why it turned out that way?? Any suggestions?


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