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Let your cake go eggless: 25 substitutes for eggs in a cake mix cake

Let your cake go eggless
Let your cake go eggless

Don’t let egg allergies spoil a perfectly good celebration cake! There are many ways to substitute eggs in a cake mix cake that won’t be noticeable to avid cake lovers. These egg substitutions are also a welcomed option for people with high cholesterol or that eat a strict vegan. Ready to let your cake go eggless?

The following recommendations for egg substations are based on using a boxed cake mix. Toward the bottom of the list, we also have substitutions for oil and eggs in a cake mix cake.

For egg substitution, one egg =

  • 1 mashed banana
  • 3 Tbsp. (or 1/4 c) applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds and 3 Tbsp. water (or other liquid)
  • 1 tsp baking powder, 1.5 Tbsp. water and 1.5 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. arrowroot flour
  • 1 Tbsp Chia seeds and 3 Tbsp of water
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch and 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. soya powder
  • 2 heaping Tbsp. potato starch (mashed potato)
  • 1/4 c silken tofu (whip smooth and creamy in a food processor)
  • 2 Tbsp cornflower
  • 1 Tbsp soy powder and 2 Tbsp water
  • ¼ c soy yogurt
  • ¼ vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp. of purees fruit
  • 1 Tbsp. gelatin and 3 Tbsp. lukewarm water (mix and then add to cake mix)
  • 1/4 c buttermilk
  • 1 c butter (not the healthiest of alternatives)

For eggs AND oil substitution:

  • 1 12 oz can of soda pop
  • 1 can of pumpkin and 1/3 c water
  • 2 tsp vinegar, 2 tsp vanilla and 1 c cold water
  • 1 15 oz can of pie filling or fruit

With twenty five intriguing options, hopefully you might have found a new way to make your celebration cakes for people with egg allergies or high cholesterol. Egg substitutions are not as scary as you may think; the flavors are rarely altered and the above options keep your cake mix nice and moist.


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