Monday, November 8, 2010

How to Make a Cake without Eggs

Last week, I was about to make a cake when I realized that I didn't have any eggs in the house. There was too much on my "to do" list to add a grocery run, so it was time to adapt.

A friend of mine suggested substituting applesauce for oil in a cake or brownie mix (1:1 ratio, in case you're interested in trying it), but I didn't want to go substitute crazy. So I looked up some substitutions for eggs, and here's what I found.

Start with a box cake mix (because when they're on sale as cheap as what we found, it's not worth making it from scratch). Add the amount of oil called for on the box. Instead of adding water and eggs, add one can of soda. If it's chocolate cake, you can use a dark cola. If it is lemon cake, try lemon-lime soda.

I wasn't sure if it would be possible to overmix and make it not rise properly, so I only mixed it until it was all combined. Pour into a greased cake pan and bake for about 5 minutes longer than recommended on the box.

It's a much more moist cake, but it was the most evenly baked cake I've ever seen come out of my oven!

Ummm...forgot a before picture. We were hungry.
You can see it was also a bit more crumbly than normal, but it tasted SO good!


  1. Interesting! I can't remember which blog I saw it on but someone made strawberry cake with a can of diet lemon-lime soda that looked really good. Now that I've seen a chocolate version this is quickly moving up my to-try list! :)


  2. Yum! I'm going to try this. Thanks for sharing! I'm visiting from TRH, hope you visit me too.

  3. I love to bake like this. Mine is a little different. I always use a diet soda and never add any oil or anything else. It always turns out well!

  4. I've heard of using diet soda for less sugar, but I didn't know you could exclude the oil. Does it change the texture at all?

    Thanks for sharing the tip!

  5. I love doing this to make a quick cake, although I only use the can of soda and nothing else. Still turns out perfectly! Devil's + Dr.Pepper is killer, and French Vanilla + Orange tastes like a creamsicle!!!

  6. Oh. My. YUM!!!!! I really want to try that creamsicle now! That sounds so delicious. Thanks, Claire!


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