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 Post subject: Substitute for flax egg?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:11 pm 
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Hello all!

New to vegan cooking, want to make a double chocolate ganache strawberry layer cake from Lunch Box Bunch for Valentine's Day... because why let the BF do all the Valentine's work, right? :)

Wondering if I can substitute either 1/4 cup blended silken tofu or 1/2 mashed banana for the flax egg in this recipe - anyone have experience/educated opinions? I don't like flax....

Double Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake

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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:14 pm 
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I think you could leave the flax out, and just add the water if the mix looks dry.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:22 pm 
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cakes do well with a tb of cornstarch too. (and the water dropscone mentions)

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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:46 pm 
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i like using 1/4 cup of yogurt per egg instead. with a little cornstarch.
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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
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Yogurt's not vegan... unless we're talking about vegan yogurt, like coconut cream yogurt?

Seems like consensus opinion is that the cake will bind just fine without the flax egg. I'll try it and see what happens. Report back after V-Day!


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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
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Pretty confident Kittee is talking about vegan yogurt, we sometimes refer to the vegan versions w/o the vegan qualifier since we're all in the same boat here!

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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
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Just another idea - even if you don't like the flavor of flax, the amount used to bind baked goods is usually small. Especially in a chocolate cake, I doubt you will notice it. Chia is mentioned in the recipe as an alternative, too. I don't see much else in the cake for binding, so I have some reservations about leaving it out entirely.


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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:43 pm 
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The gluten in the flour will bind it fine. I've made plenty of cakes without flax and with sponges of this type I don't really think it's necessary.

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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:03 pm 
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Ah, my apologies about the qualifiers. :) Like I said, new to this.

I might do a half-size trial run with some blended tofu I have left over from lava cakes.


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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:30 pm 
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lepidoctora wrote:
Yogurt's not vegan...

Welp. There goes 25 years.

lillianp wrote:
Pretty confident Kittee is talking about vegan yogurt, we sometimes refer to the vegan versions w/o the vegan qualifier since we're all in the same boat here!


Please don't make me qualify my entire life. I don't want my bubble to pop. Ever.
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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
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Poor kittee. All this time, no one ever thought to tell you that yogurt doesn't grow on trees?


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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
Poor kittee. All this time, no one ever thought to tell you that yogurt doesn't grow on trees?

Seriousl!! Wah wah!
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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
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oh ... it does over here ... mind you this is where the Vegan Society was founded in 1944 ...

you say yogurt, I say yoghurt ... singing along here ...

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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
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ha! i posted about my vacation a few weeks ago, and forgot to qualify my food as vegan, and my cousin posted all surprised that i was eating a bacon cheeseburger. (oops! haha. i always forget that not all of my readers automatically assume i'm talking about the vegan versions. aah to live in a vegan world. i love you PPK.)

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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:06 pm 
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Used blended silken tofu, turned out amazing. Thanks for the consult! Boyfriend and I nommed it all weekend long.

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 Post subject: Re: Substitute for flax egg?
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It looks great!

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Pretty cake! It looks delightful.


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Looks delicious!


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