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Egg-Free Cake Recipes

A Collection of Eggless Cakes

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Updated January 03, 2012

Egg-Free Cake Recipes

Frosting makes it all better.

Jeanette Bradley, licensed to About.com

Do you love cake but have an egg allergy? Try one of these eggless cake recipes from Ashley Skabar, About.com guide to Dairy-Free Cooking and Jolinda Hackett, guide to Vegetarian Cooking.

These recipes are vegan, so contain no dairy or eggs. If you can tolerate dairy products, substitute regular milk for the milk substitutes in the recipes. Note that some of the recipes contain nuts or other allergens and may not be suitable if you have multiple food allergies.

Chocolate Cakes

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Low-Fat Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Vegan Whoopie Pies

Vegan Devil’s Food Cake

Chocolate Wacky Cake

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes

Vanilla Cakes

Vegan Yellow Cake

Vegan White Cupcakes

Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free Lemon Vanilla Cake

Fruit and Spice Cakes

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Super Moist Vegan Carrot Cake

Vegan Carrot-Maple-Date Cake

Vegan Apple Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake (from Allergy-Proof Recipes for Kids)

Vegan Mango Cake

Cakes for Breakfast or Brunch

Vegan Lemon Tea Cakes

Vegan Coffee Cake

Specialty Cakes

Vegan Irish Whiskey Cake

Vegan King Cake (for Mardi Gras)

Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Cheesecake

Adapting Your Favorite Cake Recipe

Not all cake recipes can be adapted to be egg-free and still retain their taste and structure. Angel food cake, which relies on egg whites for its airiness, will not work well with an egg substitute. Other cakes that use large numbers of eggs – Aunt Bev’s pound cake with a dozen eggs, for example – won’t taste the same if you use a egg substitute.

However, most cake recipes are pretty forgiving and can be adapted to be egg-free fairly easily. The key is figuring out the right egg substitute to use for each cake. A dense, nutty spice cake may do well with flax seed gel or applesauce, while a fluffy chocolate cake will work better with a baking powder and oil combination.

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