walking on a wire (boyknife) wrote in vegancooking,
walking on a wire

Spicy Carrot Cake! (yet another question about egg replacers)

For my birthday this year, I've been planning on veganizing my favorite carrot cake recipe. I figured I'd just use applesauce for the eggs, and all would be well and good. However, the recipe calls for a whopping three eggs - not just one or two like I'd thought. So, I'm just wondering if having three applesauce "eggs" is really going to do the trick without having a disastrous effect on the texture, binding, or flavor of the cake.

1/3 cup boiling water
2 cups finely shredded carrots
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (opt.)

Pour boiling water on carrots in large mixer bowl.

Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 13x9" pan. Beat carrots and remaining ingredients on low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 1 minute. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 2 minutes. Pour into pan. Bake about 45-50 minutes. is the recipe, if that helps - or, just in case anyone else wishes to make this cake in the future as well.

* I should also probably add that I do have a box of Ener-G in the cupboard, but am not too fond of using it. I must never mix it correctly, or something, because every time I've tried to use it as a replacer the baked good in question has not been a success. At all. I also don't have any flax or arrowroot on hand.. though I do have some silken tofu. Or, would the baking powder/baking soda/flour/water combo work? Clearly I am a bit more clueless than I'd thought.

And, finally, I did search the FAQ's before asking this question. Someone posted a great site a while ago about egg replacers (For Dummies? I think?) but I couldn't track down the ink, so if that person is still reading this, please please please post again. Thanks in advance for any help.. if it's a success, I'll post pictures! :)
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