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February 17, 2018

How To Make Eggless Red Velvet Cake Recipe Without Condensed Milk

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Eggless red velvet cake recipe

My daughter Raksha is a big fan of Red velvet cake. So I tried this eggless red velvet cake recipe at home with whipped cream frosting for the first time on Valentine’s day.  Last year during this day I had shared a simple and easy eggless red velvet cake in a mug using microwave. So this year I wanted to try in convection oven. It came out moist, soft, spongy without even using condensed milk, butter & eggs. Cooking oil and buttermilk are the magic ingredients in this recipe. I was very happy with the result even though its my first attempt. Thanks Ranjani for the fool proof recipe. 

Actually cream cheese frosting is most suitable for red velvet cake. But I used heavy whipping cream for the frosting as I din’t have cream cheese in hand. We loved this combo as well. I used food coloring liquid for the bright red color. I din’t want to test with beetroot juice as its my first attempt. 

Last year we ordered red velvet cake from a popular bakery chain for Raksha’s birthday. But it was not good at all. We were disappointed with the taste of frosting and felt the cake was not even moist. When compared with that cake, my homemade eggless red velvet cake is outstanding. Beginners can dare to try this recipe. You will get good results for sure. You can also use this recipe to make red velvet cupcake. 

Ok, Lets see how to make eggless red velvet cake at home with step by step pictures.

How to make eggless red velvet cake at home

Eggless red velvet cake recipe

Eggless red velvet cake recipe

How to make soft, moist eggless red velvet cake without condensed milk.

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Eggless cakes
Serves: 1/4 kg
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 30 Minutes
Total time: 40 Minutes


1 cup - 240ml
  • Maida / All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp
To mix
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup ( I used regular crystal sugar)
  • Buttermilk - 1/2 cup ( thick curd ( 1.5 tbsp + 1/3 cup water)
  • Cooking oil - 1/3 cup ( Any flavorless oill)
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Colorless vinegar - 1 tbsp
  • Red food color - 1 tsp
  • Heavy whipping cream - 1/2 cup ( I used Tropolite brand)
  • Icing sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar + water – 1 tbsp each for sugar syrup.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk curd & water to make buttermilk. Keep aside.
  2. In another wide bowl, take sugar and cooking oil. Mix till sugar melts. Then add the remaining wet ingredients and make a smooth liquid.  
  3. Keep a sieve over this bowl. Sieve maida, baking powder, soda and cocoa powder.
  4. Mix gently with a whisk to make cake batter. Transfer to a greased baking pan.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Check with toothpick.
  6. Remove the pan and let the cake cool completely. Invert in a plate and cover with a cling wrap to avoid drying.
  7. Now beat the heavy whipping cream adding icing sugar, vanilla essence till stiff peak using electric beater.
  8. Slice the cake into two rounds. Drizzle sugar syrup all over the cake base.  Apply frosting. Decorate with piping nozzles as you like. Refrigerate the cake for an hour before use.
  9. Cut the cake and enjoy chilled cake.


  • In a small bowl, whisk thick curd + water. Make buttermilk. Set aside. In a wide bowl, whisk sugar and cooking oil. Mix till sugar dissolves. To this  add buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla essence, food color and mix well.
    Eggless red velvet cake recipe
  • Place a sieve over the bowl. Sieve maida, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder. Mix gently and make the cake batter. Batter consistency should be pourable and fall like ribbon.
    Eggless red velvet cake recipe
  • Take a baking pan, grease with cooking oil or butter at the sides & bottom pf pan. Dust the pan with maida & coat it completely. Pour the cake batter till half of the pan.
    Eggless red velvet cake recipe
  • Preheat convection oven at 180c for 10 minutes. Place the baking pan inside the oven and bake the cake for 30 minutes. Prick the cake with a toothpick and check if it comes out clean without batter. If not, bake for another 2 minutes to 5 minutes. Remove the cake pan and allow it to become warm.
    Eggless red velvet cake recipe
  • After 30 minutes, run a knife in the sides of cake and invert it in a plate.Cake falls smooth without sticking to the pan. Let the cake cool down completely if you are frosting it with cream. Else you can make pieces and serve warm as teatime cake immediately.
  • After the cake cools down completely, cover the cake in a cling wrap or polythene cover and rest it for 6 hours to overnight. This will help to slice the cake without or with less crumbs. But If you want to apply icing on the cake, you can also slice it once the cake becomes warm but crumbs will be more. No problem, you can collect the crumbs and use it for decoration.
    Eggless red velvet cake recipe
  • Now remove the cling wrap. Slice into two using a knife or thread.Cut the cake into two roundels using a knife or thread as shown the picture below. Place the base on seperate plate.
    Eggless red velvet cake recipe
  •  Drizzle sugar syrup on both the layers. Do not add too much of sugar syrup. Cake base will become soggy. Stop adding sugar syrup once you feel the cake is completely wet by pressing with your fingers gently.
  • To make frosting, take the heavy whipping cream in a wide bowl. Add icing sugar, vanilla essence. Whip it using an electric beater till soft peaks form. Remove more than half of this cream to another bowl and use it to apply on the cake base. Beat the remaining cream till firm peaks, add food color to a portion of it ( I used pink) and use it for piping.
    Eggless red velvet cake recipe
    Eggless red velvet cake recipe
  • Apply cream on the cake base and layer the cake one over the other. Cover the top and sides with the cream. Now take the piping bag and insert a nozzle. Fill with cream. Decorate the cake as you like. If there are crumbs in the cake, you can sprinkle them all over the cake. Refrigerate the cake for an hour and then cut it. Enjoy !
    Eggless red velvet cake recipe
    Eggless red velvet cake recipe


  • Do not reduce the quantity of cooking oil. Instead you can replace with soft butter.
  • To substitute buttermilk, you can use 1/2 cup warm milk + 1 tsp lemon juice.
  • Baking time may vary as per the oven settings. So keep an eye after 25 minutes.
  • After you apply frosting on both of the cake base, refrigerate it for 30 minutes to set well. Then you can layer them and give the top coating. After coating the sides and top of the cake, again refrigerate it for 30 minutes. Finally you can do the piping design, refrigerate for 1 hour and cut it. All these steps helps to make the frosting set well.
Make this rich, creamy, soft, spongy, delicious looking eggless red velvet cake at home for birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions, enjoy !
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Rafeeda AR said...

The red color of the cake has come out very well...

Chitra said...

Thanks Rafee :)

Sasi said...

Hi which brand food color have u used

Chitra said...

It's a local brand, Arpitha aromatics.

Sasi said...

Thanks 😊