Question Answers Recipes Reviews Supplies Register
Cooking Baking Ingredients Equipment Techniques Entertaining Holidays Ethnic Nutrition Safety Desserts Drinks History Science Kids
How Much Mayonnaise Replaces How Many Eggs?

 I am making a cake using a cake mix but I found out after starting that I don't have any eggs. I was thinking of using mayonnaise but don't know what quantity of mayonnaise to use for each egg. Please help.

 Yours is a tough question, because mayonnaise is mostly oil and not mostly egg. In fact, food scientists/writers Hervé This and Harold McGee have calculated that a single egg yolk can mix with more than six gallons of oil in making mayonnaise (although that is not the ratio commercial mayonnaise manufacturers use).

One of the most important functions of egg in a cake is to help create the structure, as its proteins solidify as the cake bakes. You cake may not rise as much and may not be as stable once baked if you substitute mayonnaise for egg. Nevertheless, you can use two to three tablespoons of mayonnaise for each egg you are replacing in the cake. We hope it is to your liking.

Submit your question
to Ochef

Related Articles:
Substituting Mayonnaise for Eggs
Is Mayonnaise a Dairy Product?
What is the Shelf-Life of Mayonnaise
Shelf-life and Freezability of Raw Eggs
Can You Freeze Egg Substitute/Egg Beaters?
Related Recipes:
Mayonnaise for Sandwiches
How to Make a Waldorf Salad
East Coast Crab Cakes
Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Cooking    Baking    Ingredients    Equipment    Techniques    Entertaining    Holidays    Ethnic    Nutrition    Safety    Desserts    Drinks    History    Science    Kids

Register    © 2001-2007 FNS LLC    Search    Advertise    Contact Us    Privacy    Site Map    Links