Baking Tip...An Egg Substitute

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of making a cake from a mix and found that you didn't have all the ingredients you needed? More specifically, that you only had two eggs when the mix called for three? That was me last week when I was trying to make cupcakes to take to our Women of Grace group.  So, today I bring you a baking tip... an egg substitute.
When I googled what to substitute for an egg, the obvious answer I kept getting was to use Egg Beaters or powdered eggs. We don't use egg substitutes here, so I was out of luck. Then I ran across this great tip: substitute 1 Tablespoon of Mayonnaise for 1 egg in your recipe. I gave it a try and was so pleased with the result.
Our cupcakes turned out moist and delicious. I was so impressed with this tip that when it was time to make my daughter's birthday cupcakes for her party, I purposely used 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise. Even after keeping them in the refrigerator for a couple of days after the party, the cupcakes were still delicious. Just thought I'd pass this along, in case any of you run out of eggs right before a birthday party. Happy Baking! (Note: I have not tried substituting more than one egg in a mix.)
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15 comments:

  1. LOVE THAT! Thanks Nici, I didn't know that. I usually keep a couple 18 packs of eggs in the downstairs fridge because I HATE running out, but this definitely would have come in handy more than once around here. I may just give it a try for the heck of it anyway. So glad you passed it on. Oh, and I meant to tell you on an earlier post, but think I forgot, that I LOVE the pink drizzled hearts you did for the cupcake toppers. They really take the cupcakes to another level, don't they? Thanks for sharing.

    Debbie

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  2. Thanks for that tip. I'm sure I'll need it in the future!

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  3. I only use Duke's mayo and use it often. Mayo is also delicious in brownies! Mayonnaise is egg, oil, and either vinegar or lemon juice. It gives a rich flavor to just about everything.

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  4. that is great! I have never heard of that!! but looks like I'll be making some mayo cupcakes soon :)

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  5. Wow!! That is so helpful to know! Thanks for sharing!! Pinned!

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  6. Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

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    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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  7. Thank you for the tip! I'm not someone who runs to the grocery store for one thing! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  8. I've never heard of it! It's a great tip. and I just have to try it
    I usually have enough eggs, but I simply must give it a try

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  9. I love having substitution info on hand--and those hearts are so cute!

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  11. What a great tip! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! :)

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  12. You know I could have sworn my mom has told me this before ... but I've never listened .. lol. I'm glad to hear it works, I'll have to give it a try.

    Stopping by from Pin Me.

    Alexis from Running Away? I'll help you pack!

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