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PipKelpy

  • Joined Mar 2019
  • North Shropshire
  • Dreamer with docile cattle and sheep!
Egg Free Cakes - EASY PEASY PLEASE!!!
« on: February 24, 2020, 01:17:23 pm »
My 3 chooks have been on strike! I have 1 egg (yesterday laid) and that's for pancakes tomorrow!

Does anyone know of a simple cake recipe (really simple) that has no need for eggs? I have weird tastebuds so if a major replacement is bicarbonate or baking powder that would be a problem as I can't stand the taste of them - sister got into making Herman cakes a few years ago gave me some and all I could taste was this added horrible ingredient. Don't know why they called this the friendship cake as she ended up having lots of the blasted things bubbling around the kitchen as people eventually refused them!!

I keep basics in stock, flour, butter (piles of it, block and spreadable) dried fruit, various spices. Haven't yet thought of keeping egg equivalents though!!

Cooking - quickie in the microwave would be fab though I have found if it can be baked in oven it can go on MF stove!
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pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: Egg Free Cakes - EASY PEASY PLEASE!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 06:32:19 am »
..sounds like a challenge..
I'm not into cakes or sweet stuff - the few things I make are usually for V or friends - but if I try to think this through (ready to be shot down) then essentially you are fluffing a batter up with air trapped in beaten egg or bubbles of a raising agent or both. The only raising agents i can think off are bicarbs or yeasts so how about a very fruity sweet bread? It won't be quick though but not time consuming.
Plaigerise that vanocka recipe, lose the egg, add a bit more sugar, activate an active yeast until it's really frothy for an exceptional raise and just bake it in a bread tin with a  sticky sugar syrup and flavoured glaze on top (perhaps some lemon juice and a little jam in the syrup?)
I'd be experimental but would need an oven....

cans

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Egg Free Cakes - EASY PEASY PLEASE!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2020, 10:08:46 am »
Good old google or equivalent

There is one on the bbc food site, haven’t tried it but it looks simple enough

Look for vegan or egg free cake recipes

Hth
 

pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: Egg Free Cakes - EASY PEASY PLEASE!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 04:36:36 am »
According to V (who does make cakes for herself sometimes) the only non baking powder type vegan recipes depend on fizzy water/lemonade and taste horrid.......

Polyanya

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Re: Egg Free Cakes - EASY PEASY PLEASE!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2020, 08:15:42 pm »
Try aqua faba, works a treat I've used it to make gluten free bread sometimes when I didn't want to use up all my eggs. Aqua faba - water from a can of chickpeas (3 tbls chick pea water to one egg), I have cooked chickpeas when making humus and used that water. Ok maybe its not so easy peasy but worth having a go - there is a whole facebook group dedicated to it  :D
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