This cake has been made in my family ever since I can remember. The recipe was given to my mom by her friend, Isabelle Jurinjak. It’s magical. It has no eggs and an unusual ingredient: vinegar! You don’t even taste the vinegar, and it makes a beautiful, moist cake every time. The frosting is a delectable brown sugar frosting made on the stovetop and poured on while the cake is warm out of the oven.
Isabelle Jurinjak’s Magic No-Egg Chocolate Cake
This chocolate cake is magical. It has no eggs and an unusual ingredient: vinegar! You don't even taste the vinegar, and it makes a beautiful, moist cake every time. The frosting is a delectable brown sugar frosting made on the stovetop and poured on while the cake is warm out of the oven.
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3/4 cups vegetable oil
- 2 Tablespoons vinegar
- 2 cups sugar
- 6 Tablespoons cocoa
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 16 ounces powdered sugar approximately 1 box
For the cake – mix all ingredients together until smooth and pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan (or 24 muffin tins). Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
For the frosting – over medium heat, combine the brown sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cool slightly and add about one box of powdered sugar. Mix with a wire whisk until desired consistency. Add more milk if it becomes too thick.
Remove cake from oven and pour frosting over the top, spreading evenly with a knife. We like our cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Comments & Reviews
Colleen Drake says
Oh man, that looks irresistible. What an adorable blog you have!
Family recipes are the best:) That frosting looks especially amazing.
Thank you! :)
Ray Jurinjak says
Cousin Kara, your mom was a great cook, spent a few days with them in MO.
I will have to try this .
Hi Ray, I think you have me confused with someone else! My mom got the recipe from Isabelle when they lived in Santa Maria, CA. They did live in MO for a while too at the same time though!
Jerry Shannon says
Well, it’s a small world. I went to grammar and high school with Isabelle Jurinjaks daughters in Arroyo Grande California. They later moved to Santa Maria. She used to play the piano for our little grammar school programs. She was a great lady. I will have to try the cupcakes. All the best.