I enjoy baking, however it is quite a challenge baking without eggs—yes there are a number of recipes for eggless cakes, biscuits, muffins and etc—but let me assure you it still is a challenge-especially when you want a light and airy sponge or chocolate cake.
For best results when baking a cake—you need eggs, however when someone like me and many others come along, you have to think & think again how can I bake/make a cake without eggs. Eggless cakes and etc are becoming popular because of people being vegetarian, vegan, or even because of severe allergies to eggs.
For cakes, cookies, muffins or puddings you need the following building blocks – flour, sugar, fat and eggs, and then you can add the fixtures and fittings as per your taste/choice.
When baking without eggs – we need to first and foremost understand the job description of ‘building block EGG’.
Well there is no one ‘building block’ that can replicate all of the properties of an egg, and therefore when making a substitution, careful thought needs to be given as to what needs to be accomplished in the specific food item
There are a number of items that can be used to replace eggs:-
Over the years I have developed a few eggless cake recipes that I am happy/satisfied with, and to these standard recipes I have made further changes in the form of flavours and textures – I do enjoy cakes and therefore my continuous efforts to bake tasty eggless cakes. This is a recipe that I recently developed and I am happy to say “I enjoyed the cake” I can assure you my sons don’t agree with me, and they think I am out of my mind to continue trying baking cakes without eggs—nevertheless I have not given up hope of finding or creating an eggless light and airy sponge cake—hopefully it will come sooner rather than later. For me the texture of this cake is quite like that of a Madeira cake flavoured with lemon and coconut.
Lemon & Coconut Cake
80ml melted butter
250ml full cream milk or coconut milk
5 vanilla extract or essence
30ml lemon juice
350ml cake flour
3ml baking powder
2.5ml bicarbonate soda
200ml castor sugar
30ml grated lemon rind