First, grease a cake pan with oil.
Sieve 1 cup whole wheat flour (you can also use all-purpose flour) and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder.
Add a pinch of salt and ½ teaspoon baking soda.
Sift the ingredients onto a plate.
In another bowl, add ¾ cup of sugar and 1 cup of cold water.
Stir with a small whisk till the sugar dissolves.
Now, add ¼ cup oil. I added sunflower oil. Whisk until mixed.
Next, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
Now add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Feel free to add chocolate extract or chocolate essence instead of vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
Using a wire whisk, mix everything well until no lumps remain.
The batter should be loose not thick.
Pour the cake batter in the prepared pan.
Tap the sides so that the extra air bubbles are let out.
Bake the eggless chocolate cake in a preheated oven for 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit) for 35 to 40 mins.
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