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Egg substitute in cakes

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Emochild Tue 26-Jul-16 09:00:26

Dd is vegan

She also has aspergers so when things don't work out as planned she gets very upset

She's trying to bake a cake, I have a few vegan recipes that use oil and no eggs -I think they are fine but she disagrees

She's tried using a standard sponge recipe but substituting the butter for vegan butter and using a powdered egg substitute

Without fail they have been a disaster and it's a massive source of stress for her

Has anyone had any success with egg substitute ?

lastqueenofscotland Tue 26-Jul-16 10:10:21

Ground flax seeds soaked in water go like egg whites, they are mainly good for bran/oat based things as they are earthy
Soy youghurt

Emochild Tue 26-Jul-16 14:49:48

Ooo we have flax seeds, I'll give that a go

TheDropBear Tue 26-Jul-16 19:18:45

Haven't tried it yet but recently read you can use the water from a tin of chickpeas as an egg replacer.
It's called aquafaba

OnyK Tue 26-Jul-16 19:40:57

I find that biscuits, small cake or traybakes work better than large cakes.
This is my vegan fairy cake recipe, which I think is pretty good. I've also got a vegan cookie and chocolate cornflake cake recipe on my blog.

Emochild Tue 26-Jul-16 20:29:57

Unfortunately a proper cakey cake has become the holy grail for dd

She wants to perfect it before her birthday

Emochild Tue 26-Jul-16 20:34:40

Ah OnyK just read your recipe and saw you pretty much doubled the cooking time

I'm now wondering if she's opening the oven far too early and it's affecting the bake

OnyK Tue 26-Jul-16 20:38:23

Ok, in that case, does she eat nuts? This is my best attempt at a vegan sandwich cake.

ivykaty44 Tue 26-Jul-16 20:40:47

Chickpea juice, drain a tin of chickpeas and use this liquid in place if eggs in a cake - Google it to find out how to prepare the stuff

Emochild Tue 26-Jul-16 21:01:00

I've used chickpea water as meringue before but I've heard it tends to go a bit wet in cakes -not tried it though

She loves nuts a bit too much so will definitely suggest that one to her

StillRunningWithScissors Fri 29-Jul-16 14:43:39

Hope these show up. I've found this recipe to be great. I also have a chocolate one kicking around somewhere, I'll post it if I can find it.

StillRunningWithScissors Fri 29-Jul-16 14:45:41

Forgot to say, you can bake it as a whole cake, but will need to increase baking time. Tell her to not keep opening the oven, as it can affect the cake. Test this one around 35 min with a fork in the centre (comes out clean = done). Good luck

vvviola Fri 29-Jul-16 14:48:27

I made this one recently (without the frosting as I was icing it with fondant for a birthday cake)

It worked really well, was properly cake-y (cakes with oil always seemed a bit greasy) and the cake disappeared in seconds at the birthday party.

There's only a very vague hint of banana in it.

I use banana a lot as an egg replacement in baking - just add an extra half teaspoon of baking powder.

KarmaNoMore Fri 29-Jul-16 14:52:15

I used to mix banana with orange juice to get something that hold the cake as egg.

I have not used it since I started using egg replacer but you may find the measures somewhere in the Internet.

With egg replacer... If the recipes say 3 eggs, I mix the replacer amount of 4 eggs with the amount required for three. Stir it well until foamy before adding the rest of the ingredients.

I am afraid however that she needs to understand that it is practically impossible to get perfect egg cake recipe like cake using substitutes. You can get close though...

mishmash1979 Sun 31-Jul-16 20:53:51

Google egg free vanilla cupcakes and a fab vegan recipe on a website called baking tummies will come up. It's amazing; I add cocoa and a dollop of yoghurt for choc cakes! My son has allergies so we use sham recipes A LOT!!!!

mishmash1979 Sun 31-Jul-16 20:54:16

Vegan not sham!!!!????

mishmash1979 Sun 31-Jul-16 20:54:52

Yummies not tummies!!!! Stupid stupid phone!!!!

GherkinsOnToast Sun 31-Jul-16 20:58:13

This one worked really well in a vegan friend's birthday cake cake

timeforheroes Sun 31-Jul-16 21:04:26

We use flaxseeds for chocolate or carrot cake as I find they have a taste that is hidden by the strong flavours. I'm lazy and use egg replacer in cakes, I prefer Follow Your Heart to Oggran.

(My friend once made me a vegan cake using a suitable Betty Crocker mix and a can of cream soda, it worked and I never would've guessed.)

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