Easy Peasy Easter Cake (Egg and Milk Free!) Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Easy Peasy Easter Cake (Egg and Milk Free!)

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"My mom's old recipe, slightly modified. If you like, you can make an adorable Easter bunny with two types of cake; vanilla body, chocolate ears, and coconut fur. Yum yum!"

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Original recipe makes 1 8x8-inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease and flour an 9x9-inch cake pan.
  3. Whisk together cake flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients
  4. Whisk water, vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl until thoroughly combined; pour the wet ingredients into the well in flour mixture.
  5. Stir until batter is smooth. Pour into prepared cake pan.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until cake springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
  7. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes before removing cake to finish cooling on rack.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • Vanilla cake: make recipe but don't add the cocoa powder, and add an extra 2 tablespoons of white sugar; increase vanilla extract to 1 tablespoon.
  • For a 2-flavor bunny cake, make bunny body out of vanilla cake; make ears from chocolate cake. Use flaked coconut for fur.

Reviews More Reviews

Jun 08, 2012

This cake was so easy and really moist! Loved it!

Jun 26, 2013

It works great. I took out the cocoa powder and it turned out awesome as my Nephew's first birthday cake.


5 Ratings

Mar 08, 2013

I made this once for a friend who can't have dairy, now it is my go-to chocolate cake recipe. I use regular flour in place of cake flour and I have never had it come out "gummy". It is VERY moist and delicious and sturdy enough to frost,fondant, and decorate for occasions. Plus it is the most simple choc. cake recipe I have ever made! Thanks!

Sep 11, 2012

The reviewer who said 'gummy' was right; too bad she expected something else. When we cook other people's recipes, we should be more open to what comes out. Pretty sure the cake was supposed to be 'gummy'- it is similar to a fruitcake filling, and reminiscent of Little Deb brownies as far as texture. Quite nice dipped in coffee, and I feel would accept additions about as well as a fruitcake. This cooks up firm and can be immediately removed from the pan, though I'd wait the typical 5-10 then remove it to a rack. Throw nuts on top before the bake, just like LD- only thicker in the the 8x9 I used.

Jun 04, 2012

I tried both vanilla and chocolate , they didnt came out, they were gummie. No like it :0(


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  • Calories
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.2 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 311 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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