Homemade Water Cake (without milk and butter)

This homemade water cake recipe is simply one of the easiest and most delicious cakes you've ever tried! It only takes 25 minutes to bake.

Homemade water cake on a serving plate

No milk and no butter needed, only basic ingredients like flor, sugar and eggs. With only 6 ingredients, this water cake is absolutely delicious and perfect for a family breakfast! It's an incredibly easy cake to make even if you're just a novice baker.
It's perfectly normal that you have all ingredients in you kitchen to make this cake but, if you haven't, you can find them all at a grocery store around the corner.
It’s the perfect cake to make when you’re running low on ingredients and you can do many variations to change the flavor, like adding vanilla extract, cocoa powder or chocolate chips.
Since it's made without milk or butter, this is one of the most budget-friendly cakes that you can make.
It's a basic recipe that you can use to make layer cakes, sheet cakes, or cupcakes.
Enjoy this delicious and fluffy cake with your family, your kids will love it!

If you're looking for more easy recipes, you might also like this Easy homemade carrot cake, Orange loaf cake or this Creamy chocolate cake recipe.

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Slice of homemade water cake on a plate

INGREDIENTS FOR HOMEMADE WATER CAKE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

    Dry ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour - Give consistency and is the base of the batter.
  • Granulated sugar - Sweetness and flavor.
  • Baking powder - Help the cake rise.
  • Lemon zest - Adds a very nice fresh flavor.
  • Wet ingredients:

  • Eggs - Provides structure and moisture and help the cake rise.
  • Water - The main ingredient of this recipe.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE WATER CAKE

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a bundt pan with butter and dust the inside of the pan with some flour (hold and rotate the pan so that the flour coats all surfaces).

Step 2: Using a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat the sugar, eggs and the lemon zest on medium speed until a creamy mixture. Pour the water, flour and the baking powder and beat until obtain a homogeneous and creamy mixture. Water cake dough on a glass bowl

Step 3: Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake about 25 to 30 minutes. Water cake dough on a bundt cake pan

Step 4: Remove cake from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes inside the pan. Homemade water cake on a bundt cake pan

Step 4: Remove from the pan and place the cake onto a wire rack or serving plate. Allow to cool completely and serve.

Homemade water cake on a plate

RECIPE TIPS

Some tips to make a cake rise:
1. Add leavening agents like baking powder and baking soda to the cake.
2. Ensure that ingredients like eggs and dairy are at room temperature.
3. Preheat the oven and avoid opening the oven while the cake is cooking. Opening the oven door frequently while baking can cause fluctuations in temperature, affecting the cake's rise.
4. Choosing the correct pan size is also important.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How to keep a cake from sticking?

Grease a pan with butter and dust the inside of the pan with some flour (hold and rotate the pan so that the flour coats all surfaces).
You can also use parchment paper. Grease the pan with butter and line the bottom of the cake pan with parchment paper cut to size.

Can I add some extra ingredients like vanilla extract or cocoa powder to this cake?

Yes you can.

How do you store this cake?

Allow the cake to cool completely before storing. Wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out.
Place the wrapped cake in an airtight container or in a plastic bag (You can also cut the cake into slices and store individually).
Never store the cake at room temperature for more than 3 days. Beyond this time frame, it might start losing its taste and quality.

RECIPE VIDEO:

Homemade Water Cake (without milk and butter)

Homemade water cake on a serving plate

This homemade water cake recipe is simply one of the easiest and most delicious cakes you've ever tried! It only takes 25 minutes to bake.

3.96 from 23 reviews


    Category:Breakfast, Cakes, Desserts, Recipes, Videos
    Cuisine:
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 12 slices
    Prep Time:20 m
    Cook Time:35 m
    Total Time:55 m

    Ingredients

    • 4 medium eggs
    • 200 grams (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
    • 125 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 100 ml (1/2 cup) water
    • Zest of one lemon

    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a bundt cake pan (24 x 8 centimeters (9 1/2-inch diameter with 3 1/4-inch-high sides)) with butter and dust the inside of the pan with some flour (hold and rotate the pan so that the flour coats all surfaces).
    2. Using a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat the sugar, eggs and the lemon zest on medium speed until a creamy mixture. Pour the water, flour and the baking powder and beat until obtain a homogeneous and creamy mixture.
    3. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes (the time depends on the oven).
    4. Remove cake from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes inside the pan.
    5. Remove from the pan and place the cake onto a wire rack or serving plate. Allow to cool completely and serve.
    Homemade Water Cake (without milk and butter)
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 12 slices
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 114
    Total Fat 1.5 g(2%)
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g(2%)
    Cholesterol 55 mg(18%)
    Sodium 21 mg(1%)
    Total Carbohydrate 22 g(8%)
    Protein 3.5 g
     

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