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baking with applesauce Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
29th Mar '13

has anyone ever baked a cake with applesauce as an alternative to oil (i believe)? how did it turn out? did it change the moistness or texture of it? i'm making cake pops for DD's birthday and was wondering if using applesauce would mess up making them actually hold and form.



suggestions? tips? stories? lol.

Mum to a Monster TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Colorado 11565 posts
29th Mar '13

I used applesauce as a substitute for eggs and you couldn't even tell. it all tased the exact same.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Mum to a Monster:" I used applesauce as a substitute for eggs and you couldn't even tell. it all tased the exact same."


eggs! that's it! lol. so the texture and everything was the same you think?

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
29th Mar '13

My mom did it forever ago but I think it was for brownies and it made it taste funny. Texture wise it was fine but it didnt blend well with the brownie.

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
29th Mar '13

you can use applesauce for a substitute for eggs??

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crazyhazel89:</b>" you can use applesauce for a substitute for eggs??"</blockquote>




I thought it was as a subsitute to oil but now Im confused lol

Mum to a Monster TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Colorado 11565 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Kimber's Mommy:" eggs! that's it! lol. so the texture and everything was the same you think?"


Ya my friend went vegan while pregant to make her BD happy(even if he sat and ate junk food and all the red meat in sight.) So I volunteered make her cakes and to keep with her vegan needs I made the cakes a few times with eggs so I could get an idea of the normal taste and just fed them to everyone and their brother who was around(I think 6 of them went to my sisters bake sale for her school) but then I made them with the applesauce. It was the same taste. I even gave my picky SO at the time 2 slices of cake one from each cake and he couldn't tell the difference. If you want it to be a little airy pick up some sprite or 7-up. That works too.



Here is a good website to refrence from
http://chefinyou.com/egg-substitutes-cooking/

Mum to a Monster TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Colorado 11565 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Crazyhazel89:" you can use applesauce for a substitute for eggs??"


Ya there are some good substitutes. It's great not only for vegans but for poor college students.:D

Mum to a Monster TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Colorado 11565 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::" My mom did it forever ago but I think it was for brownies and it made it taste funny. Texture wise it was fine but it didnt blend well with the brownie."


I've never tried it in brownies. Everyone always asks me for Cakes....Hmmm might have to do a brownie experiment now.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Mum to a Monster:" I've never tried it in brownies. Everyone always asks me for Cakes....Hmmm might have to do a brownie experiment now."


well come help me do a cake pop experiment lol

Mum to a Monster TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Colorado 11565 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Kimber's Mommy:" well come help me do a cake pop experiment lol"


SC is a little far from MI. If my Son was out of school it would be different because I could make a "don't worry we are going to base" excuse.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Mum to a Monster:" SC is a little far from MI. If my Son was out of school it would be different because I could make a "don't worry we are going to base" excuse."


damn! lol oh well. i will definitely be posting about how they turn out. fingers crossed! trying it out monday! lol

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mum to a Monster:</b>" I've never tried it in brownies. Everyone always asks me for Cakes....Hmmm might have to do a brownie experiment now."</blockquote>




Good luck! Im not even sure that its supposed to be a substitute in brownies. I think my mom just heard about it and threw it in some brownie batter to make it "healthy" lol. I told her never again!

Mum to a Monster TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Colorado 11565 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mum to a Monster:</b>" I've never tried it in brownies. Everyone ... [snip!] ... I think my mom just heard about it and threw it in some brownie batter to make it "healthy" lol. I told her never again!"


It is on the list in the link I provided.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31504 posts
29th Mar '13

I use it for my zucchini bread & it's pretty yummy and moist.
It makes it vegan, though since no eggs aren't used.
I like Grapeseed Oil and Safflower oil instead
http://autonomieproject.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/vegan-recipe-of-the-week-organic-zucchini-bread/