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Cake without eggs or butter...........

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QueenOfQuotes Fri 19-Aug-05 16:39:04

is there such a thing??? I've got oil though, and all the other 'standard' ingredients for a cake (flour (self raising and plain), sugar, baking powder etc etc) is there ANY way I can make a cake of any description?


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Mytwopenceworth Fri 19-Aug-05 16:41:06

you can use mayo

LilacLotus Fri 19-Aug-05 16:42:15

here's a chocolate one

QueenOfQuotes Fri 19-Aug-05 16:44:02

ooo - thankyou Lilac - I have all those ingredients - DH will be soo chuffed if he comes home from work and finds we've got more than homemade bread and value jam to eat

WigWamBam Fri 19-Aug-05 16:44:16

A friend of mine makes this for her dd who has food allergies - the recipe uses rice flour because her dd has coeliac disease, but you can use plain (or self-raising and omit the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda)

450g/1lb rice flour
6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
300g/10oz caster sugar
125ml/4fl oz vegetable oil
300ml/½ pint water
2 tsp vanilla extract
whipped cream, to decorate
For the icing:
dark chocolate spread
OR
225g/8oz icing sugar
25g/1oz unsweetened cocoa powder
75g/3oz butter, diced
1 tbsp golden syrup
4 tbsp milk



Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl and stir in the sugar.
2. Combine all the wet ingredients in another bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients all at once and beat until smooth.
3. Pour the batter into a greased 23cm/9in springform cake tin and bake for about 1 hour, until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean (place a sheet of foil over the top of the cake if it becomes too dark). Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin.
4. Turn the cake out of the tin and spread the chocolate spread over the top. Or, if you are making your own icing, sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl and make a well in the centre.
5. Gently heat the butter, golden syrup and milk until the butter has melted, then pour into the well in the dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
6. Beat with a wooden spoon until the icing has cooled and thickened slightly. Spread the icing over the top and sides of the cake with a palette knife. Decorate with whipped cream.

QueenOfQuotes Fri 19-Aug-05 16:46:30

oooo - you guys are fantastic

so if I use Self Rasiing flour I don't have to use the Bicarb/Baking Soda.....???

Just want to make sure I get it right - I don't often bake

Another daft question - I don't actually own a cake tin........could I use a casserole dish without the lid???

NannyL Fri 19-Aug-05 17:48:04

i think you probaly could use a casserole dish without a lid...

when making my charegs 4th birthday cake it had to be huge to feed so many, so i used a giant dish instead!

it worked fine

you supposedly dont need baking powder / bi carb with SR flour, but i ALWAYS put a bit in for luck... and it makes the cake rise a little better and be a little lighter

i put it in regardles... about 1/4 tsp of baking powder does fine!

alison222 Fri 19-Aug-05 18:08:59

I would still use the bicarb and baking powder or at least some of it.
When you replace eggs in cakes its usually iol and baking powder to replace even if you are using self raiding flour. Also eggless cakes tend to be a bit "heavy " and this will help it to rise more

alison222 Fri 19-Aug-05 18:09:42

even oil and self raising.
must read before posting

QueenOfQuotes Fri 19-Aug-05 18:32:54

oh well - I put it in the oven before reading your message about perhaps putting some in anyhow - hopefully it won't be too heavy

Still - heavy cake is better than no cake

WigWamBam Fri 19-Aug-05 18:35:24

Should be OK, I never add baking powder to self-raising flour and I haven't had a duff cake yet.

QueenOfQuotes Fri 19-Aug-05 18:38:33

I'll tell you how it turns out later, going to ice it (got some icing sugar already) and wait until DH comes in from work. Rather a 'sparse' dinner tonight so I think he'll be pleased to find any kind of extra's regardless of whether it's not perfect or not

alison222 Sun 21-Aug-05 18:07:14

so how was the cake?

serah Mon 22-Aug-05 08:03:19

it didn't go too well Alison....
Poor QoQ had a baddun!

HondaDream Mon 22-Aug-05 08:49:06

I once looked after a vegan child who had never had cake so I found a recipe using tofu instead of eggs and I guess you could substitute the butter with oil. The cake was very nice and the kid loved it. I have done a search and found this sorry can't do links but site is www.ochef.com
White Vegan Cake

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup soy milk
2 tsp vanilla
Egg replacer equivalent to 1 egg, beaten (put in a lump of tofu I think it will work)

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a cake pan. In large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Combine remaining ingredients, and add to flour mixture. Beat for 2 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out dry.

Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup cold water (or ice coffee)
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp vinegar

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Use a small brownie size pan (no greasing required). Mix all the dry ingredients right in pan. Mix all the wet ingredients in separate bowl except the vinegar (important!). Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until all dry ingredients are mixed. Add the vinegar quickly and stir in — immediately put the pan in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 min. Cool thoroughly.

Optional: after you add the vinegar, you can put some frozen cherries, raspberries or cranberries on top of the batter (or you can mix them in beforehand)

Applesauce Spice Cake

Ingredients:

1/2 cup molasses
1 cup applesauce
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1-3/4 cup flour (whole wheat pastry flour is good)
2 tsp ginger (optional)

Preparation:

Combine the molasses and applesauce in a large bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and stir into the liquid. (If the batter seems very dry, add a little more applesauce or a little water.) Bake in a nonstick 8 x 8-inch baking pan or one sprayed with a non-stick spray, in a 350° F (175°C) oven, for 30 to 45 minutes, or until it tests done.

The optional ginger makes an acceptable gingerbread. You can also leave out the ginger and add 3 or 4 tablespoons of cocoa to make a tasty but not very sweet or rich chocolate cake.

Lemon Tofu Cheesecake

Ingredients:

Crust:

2 cups graham crackers
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp almond extract

Filling:

1 lb. firm tofu
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond exact
1 Tbsp tahini or almond butter
1/2 salt
1 to 2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in
2 Tbsp soy or rice milk

Preparation:

Crust: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Crush the crackers and mix them with the syrup and almond extract in a bowl until moistened. Pour into a 9-inch pie plate, press evenly to form a crust and bake for 5 minutes. Cool while preparing filling.

Filling: Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth (about 30 seconds). Pour the mixture into the crust and bake until the top is slightly brown, about 30 minutes. Cool and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours.

Vegan Cake

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup cold water

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Grease and flour a loaf pan, and bake for 45 minutes at 350° (175°C). You can also add chocolate chips and/or nuts.

Great Vegan Cake

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 scant cup soy milk/rice milk/water

Preparation:

Mix ingredients and bake at 375°F (190° C) for 30 minutes in a greased pan.

Variations:

Sweet and Light Lemon Cake
add 1/4 cup of lemon juice in place of 1-4 cup of the water/soy milk/rice milk

Orange Cake
add 1 cup orange juice instead of the liquid and cut back sugar to half a cup

Torte
cut 1 or 2 apples into slices and lay them on top. You can sprinkle with cinnamon and/or sugar if you like.

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