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Old 09-27-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Western Mass
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Can you use mayonnaise in place of eggs and oil for a boxed cake recipe?

I want to bake a cake, but i don't have eggs or oil.
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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that sounds disgusting
you can use apple sauce instead of oil. nothing that i know of will take the place of the eggs.
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:30 PM
 
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Vaishnava blog feeds Blog Archive Replacing Eggs in Cakes (http://www.prabhupada.org/rama/?p=1161 - broken link)
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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that sounds disgusting
you can use apple sauce instead of oil. nothing that i know of will take the place of the eggs.
I know it doesn't sound tasty, but there's actually a recipe for a cake called "Mayonnaise cake".

I've found several recipes on the web that call for making the cake from scratch.
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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It might work. the cake would be heavier than if it have been leavened with eggs. I might be tempted to add about 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Hey, y'all! Chocolate Mayonnaise cake is one of my all-time favorites! I have the recipe, too, if anyone is interested. It is my understanding that mayo is made from EGGS and OIL! So it would be the same thing. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!
J
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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The mayonnaise is the substitute for oil yes. And yes, there is a mayonnaise cake you can make and trust me, it's great. Very moist and delicious.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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Hey, y'all! Chocolate Mayonnaise cake is one of my all-time favorites! I have the recipe, too, if anyone is interested. It is my understanding that mayo is made from EGGS and OIL! So it would be the same thing. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!
J
Joan, Would you mind posting that Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake recipe? I've heard its really good and wouldn't mind trying it!
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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Joan, Would you mind posting that Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake recipe? I've heard its really good and wouldn't mind trying it!
No problem at all. This recipe was given to me by a dear friend, Trudy Wilson, who, I suspect, got it from a magazine sometime around 1930-40.

CHOCOLATE MAYONNAISE CAKE
(Trudy Wilson)

2 c flour
1 c sugar
4 T cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 c mayonnaise
1 c water
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all together very well and pour into greased 7"x11" cake pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Makes about 1 dozen cupcakes. Bake for 15 minutes and test with toothpick.

You can also add c sour cream for richer cake. I have also added an egg or two. Frosting is almost an afterthought, but is good as well. Or just dust it with confectioner's sugar.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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I'd like to try that chocolate mayo cake recipe using sour cream, it sounds good. I don't cook with mixes.
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