Cake Decorating

Egg Substitue

Hello all! I am fairly new to baking and cake decorating and was wondering if any of you had used egg substitute in your cakes and if they turned out well. One of my friends wants me to make a cake for her son who will be turning 3 but he is allergic to eggs. She wants him to be able to enjoy and eat his cake as well. I have never used egg substitute so I really need your help!



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I have always substituted eggs with Ener-G or with applesauce when baking. My nephew has 5 major food allergies so we have to deal with this a lot. (Thankfully he is starting to overcome some of them) Any way, the eggs act as a leavening agent with cakes and most recipes call for 3 to 4 eggs so your best bet is to go with the Ener-G rather than the applesauce. If you are making cookies/muffins/pancakes/etc. then you can substitute the eggs for applesauce. You can find Ener-G at Whole Foods…Check on line to see who sells it near you though because you may find a store closer to you. Hope this helps.

Tiff - MA

Thanks SweetBee! Does it still taste good. Maybe I will make a trial cake and see how it taste. Thanks for your help!

I use Ener-G too. It is tasteless so it doesn’t mess up the taste of your cakes and so far I’ve had pretty good results.

Thanks FijiGirl. I will have to buy some and give it a try.

It doesn’t affect the taste that I have noticed, but I have only used it for my nephews cakes. I would definitely buy it and try it out. Just make sure you keep it covered and in a dry place once opened.

Tiff - MA

Most Commonly Used Egg Substitutes for Baking
  • Mashed Banana.
  • Applesauce.
  • Silken Tofu.
  • Ground Flax Seed mixed with water.
  • A small world cup
  • Yogurt (dairy-free or regular)
  • Buttermilk.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk.
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