Sunday, January 21, 2007

Chocolate cupcakes with egg replacer

Health recipe!
Yes, I finally found a substitute to eggs (especially for baking). Not that I am averse to adding eggs, but the egg replacer adds fewer more calories to your cakes and cupcakes. I was so excited when I came across an article in the January 2007 issue of the Vegetarian Times magazine - that talked about egg replacer. You will be amazed to know that egg replacer does not have any egg at all! Instead it is a combination of tapioca starch, potato starch and leaveners that keeps baked goods moist and light. I immediately rushed to the Whole Foods market (you will find egg replacer in all natural food stores) and bought the egg replacer. The one that I bought is made by Ener-G-Foods. And I had to test out and find for myself if this was really good enough. So, I made the The-Devil-in-Me Double Chocolate Cup Cakes from Meena’s Hooked on heat. The result: delicious, moist, fluffy cup cakes.


A fresh batch of chocolate cupcakes straight out of the oven
You can pretty much follow the same recipe from Hooked on Heat for baking these cupcakes. All you need to do is replace the eggs with 3 tsps of egg replacer mixed in 4 tbps of water (the recipe calls for 2 eggs). The math is: you have to use 1 1/2 tsp of egg replacer for one egg. Remember, to dissolve the powder in 2 tbps of warm water before you add it to the remaining ingredients. Otherwise, the cake will not turn out fluffy enough.
The Devil in me Double Chocolate cupcakes
For sure, baked goods with egg replacer will be lower in calories and cholesterol than compared to the ones with eggs. One measure of egg replacer (1 1/2 tsp=1 egg) adds only 15 calories to your recipe. What's more, there is zero cholesterol.
Makes about 30 mini cup cakes

18 comments:

swapna said...

hi lakshmi..
really double chocalate..:-))colour is too good..

Maheswari said...

That looks perfect....that's a neat idea of using egg replacer.Looks delicious...

viji said...

Lakshmi, So nice cupcakes are. Thanks for sharing this info. I will try to find out here. Viji

Meena Kandlakuti said...

nice to know about egg replacer.All the info u gave is very useful.Thanks for sharingthis cupcake recipe

C. said...

Oohhh, perfect for vegetarians! And those cupcakes look great. I just hope I can find the replacer in Singapore, cos the only kind we get in supermarkets here have some sort of egg by-product in them (defeats the purpose of a replacer). I'm gonna check out the health food shops for this!

Lakshmik said...

Swapna - Yes, the color is rich and the cakes are delicious.
Maheswari - Glad you liked the recipe.
Viji - You will surely find them in natural food stores.
Meena - I am happy the info was useful for you.
C - I lived in Singapore for sometime. You can also check out the organic aisles of maybe cold storage. Not sure whether you will find it in Fair Price. Check out Mustafa may be.

Asha said...

Very interesting product!
Real Eggs are good for you if you use sparingly,few a week.
This product would be great for Vegans and vegetarians indeed.Thanks for letting me know.Cup cakes look wonderful!:)

Suma Gandlur said...

Lakshmi,
Thank you for sharing this wonderful information. Those cupcalkes look yummy. Now I think I can bake more.

Sandeepa said...

Theat looks delicious...thanks for the info on "Egg Replacer"
sandeepa

TRS said...

Great looking cupcakes...I love the idea of using an egg replacer, I really can't stand the smell of raw eggs!

-Trupti

Seema said...

Lakshmi,
Beautiful looking cupcakes dear. Loved the pictures
-
Seema

Coffee said...

A Perfect Chocolate Mountain!!!!!

Never tried using egg replacer in any recipe. Thanks for that!! :)

Pooja said...

cupcakes! yummy ! ans that too with chocolates.........! oh now I have to rush somewhere to get one quickly ....
thanks for sharing info about egg replacer . I dont prefer having egg as igredients to anything, so thisis a good option for me.
thanks
-Pooja

Spicelover said...

oooooo so chocolatey..... mouth watering. anything in that color has got to taste good.

Sri said...

Wow didn't know that...Thanks for the egg replacer info. those cupcake looks great.

Nidhi said...

Egg Replacer, great find Lakshmi. I will also go and buy this wonderful substitute. Good for vegetarians....BTW, your muffins are looking divine.
You have so many...can I have one??? :)

Sia's corner said...

lakshmi, just super duper cake:) good info again:)

padmaja said...

Hey Lakshmi
Thanks for the recipe and info. I think I can replace egg's with this in brownies:) can i get this in traders joe/whole foods?