egg substitute for cake

Posted on: Thu, 06/17/2004 - 6:37am
srujed's picture
Joined: 09/05/2003 - 09:00

Does anyone know what I can substitute for egg when using a boxed cake mix recipe, like Betty Crocker? I'm trying out some ideas for ds's bday cake. Bday is still a few months away but I want to practice... I want to make a "shaped" cake using a Wilton pan so I'm not sure if I have to use more than one mix, extra ingredients...any ideas on that one too??? Thanks! [img][/img]

Posted on: Thu, 06/17/2004 - 7:49am
MQriley2's picture
Joined: 05/25/2004 - 09:00

I just use egg substitute, not Egg beaters, but substitute. This has no egg in it.
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Posted on: Fri, 06/18/2004 - 8:50am
ceross's picture
Joined: 01/27/2004 - 09:00

My DD just celebrated her birthday last month and I also baked a shaped cake using Wilton pans. I used a "cheat" found on this board (I think). I made the cake using Betty Crocker Golden Vanilla cake mix and a 12oz can of ginger ale. Those were the only two ingredients. I mixed them by hand and then baked it according to the box's directions.
It was great. It tasted light and was very moist. However, it didn't come out of the mold easily. I used a mold pan that made individual star cakes. I would suggest thoroughly greasing the pan. I would suggest cooling the cake in the fridge before trying to remove the cake from the mold and before frosting it. I'd also suggest a trial run.
I found the cake to be tasty and I was finally glad to make a white cake.

Posted on: Fri, 06/18/2004 - 10:26am
kim-ann's picture
Joined: 07/22/2001 - 09:00

I use the following for each egg called for in a receipe.
3 Tablespoons oil
3 Tablespoons water
2 Teaspoons baking powder
Combine together and add to mix!
[This message has been edited by kim-ann (edited June 18, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 06/18/2004 - 11:30am
srujed's picture
Joined: 09/05/2003 - 09:00

Thanks for the replies and suggestions! I will defintely try them out. Now for the 3tbsp oil, 3 tbsp water...idea do you still add the other oil and water that is called for on the box apart from the eggs??? Thanks so much again!

Posted on: Sat, 06/19/2004 - 9:03pm
blair's picture
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oops hope this wouldn't double post as I'm starting it over don't know where thepost I started went.
Tes, add other liquid ingredients the 3T water is to make up for the liquid that would have come from the egg
I found this web site helpful hope it is still a working one on cooking without eggs
hope this helps.

Posted on: Sat, 06/19/2004 - 9:22pm
blair's picture
blair (not verified)

OH, after you go to that site type eggless under the search then you will see section on baking without eggs. I have a longer version from another site but I no longer have the web address- my compuer hard drive got fried and memory could be rescued. I had so much filed under eggless...
you may want to try Engr-G Egg Replacer if child isn't avoiding white potato. For cakes they say one T arrowroot for each cup of flour helps cakes muffins rises.

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 10:55pm
srujed's picture
Joined: 09/05/2003 - 09:00

Again, thanks so much for the suggestions! Now I just need to find a store that sells that egg replacer.... [img][/img]

Posted on: Thu, 06/24/2004 - 8:49am
blair's picture
blair (not verified)

try a health food store.

Posted on: Thu, 06/24/2004 - 1:39pm
srujed's picture
Joined: 09/05/2003 - 09:00

I found it today at a health food store, got the last box [img][/img] Thanks for the suggestion, I hope to try it out soon!

Posted on: Mon, 07/05/2004 - 5:34am
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Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Probably not the healthiest thing in the world but you can take a cake mix, add 10-12 ounces of coke or sprite (depending on the cake flavor) and bake as directed. It doesn't rise as much but it tastes great and is lower in fat and calories.

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