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Has anyone used fizzy drinks instead of eggs in cakes?

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RobertSmithdoesmyhair Fri 10-Apr-20 11:16:52

We are out of eggs and I am looking for alternatives to bake a cake. I have just googled it and found recommendations of using lemonade/sprite instead of eggs! Normally I would experiment, but don't want to waste flour! Has anyone tried it? smile

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PickAChew Fri 10-Apr-20 11:17:39

I don't see how it could possibly provide the structure that egg does.

NeverTwerkNaked Fri 10-Apr-20 11:18:38

Yes! My children are egg allergic. I bake with fizzy drinks all the time. It works surprisingly well.

Elouera Fri 10-Apr-20 11:21:22

NO! Never heard of it. I have used apple sauce, mashed banana and aquafaba (the liquid you find in tins of chickpeas)as an egg substitute.

There is another egg alternative of flaxseeds, but haven't used that one.

hazyjinty01 Fri 10-Apr-20 11:23:54

I just made lemonade scones, flour, cream and lemonade and they turned out well

Hazelnutlatteplease Fri 10-Apr-20 11:30:26

Thats interesting. Does it need to ne a sugery drink or does sparkling water work

LittleBearPad Fri 10-Apr-20 11:31:39

I’m intrigued. Marking my place.

NeverTwerkNaked Fri 10-Apr-20 11:33:13

@Hazelnutlatteplease I haven't tried with sparkling water but I think it would work.

NeverTwerkNaked Fri 10-Apr-20 11:34:19

Banana works really well as an egg substitute too, but the cake does tend to have quite a banana flavour to it. The family is a bit divided on those cakes!

Kubo Fri 10-Apr-20 11:36:01

Eh? How on earth would that work?

NeverTwerkNaked Fri 10-Apr-20 11:37:28

Try it smile

I haven't baked a cake with eggs in for a decade now. I remember when my son was first diagnosed with egg allergy thinking an egg free cake would be impossible!

NeverTwerkNaked Fri 10-Apr-20 11:38:54

This golden syrup cake is another really good egg free recipe

Ginfordinner Fri 10-Apr-20 11:39:12

I used to be sceptical, but you can bake perfectly good cakes without eggs. Just google any vegan cake recipe.

nellythenarwhal Fri 10-Apr-20 11:44:39

I've seen it recommended on social media. Seems to be popular in the US but you basically cook a box cake mix with full fat pop like Sprite or Fanta.

WhateverHappenedToBathPearls Fri 10-Apr-20 11:46:49

Got this off another MN thread. Seems to work pretty well!

italy93 Fri 10-Apr-20 11:48:24

I once made a great chocolate cake using a can of coke - honestly!

UnaOfStormhold Fri 10-Apr-20 11:53:07

Baking soda and oil make good eggless cakes. This vegan orange cake is delicious.

This article is also handy as it has lots of ideas for cakes with crucial ingredients missing.

Kubo Fri 10-Apr-20 12:12:56

I believe you can make a cake without eggs.

I believe you can make a cake using fizzy drinks as an ingredient.

I cannot see how one could possibly be a substitute for the other?

HiDuggee Fri 10-Apr-20 21:03:02

Yeah I've heard of it, using box came mixes and then adding lemonade instead of eggs and water. Give it a try

MinkowskisButterfly Fri 10-Apr-20 21:06:18

Yes Betty Crocker cake mix and fizzy pop were a life saver when dd2 was being breastfed and I had to be dairy, egg, soy free as she was allergic.

HowCowBrownNow Sun 12-Apr-20 12:49:33

This eggless cake turns out beautifully. Not made the vegan ganache, I just use double cream.

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