Announcing Egg Substitute Event – Vinegar

Vinegar ~ Egg Substitute Event

This page specifically describes how to use vinegar as an egg substitute in baking. Check out other possible egg substitute ingredients, quantity, and best suitable baking recipes here.

First I would like to thank all my blogging buddies for flooding my inbox with recipes using EnerG egg replacer powder. You all know that my husband only does the round up right! I have to give him the content and he will take care of the presentation part. Since he is extremely busy with his office work, he can work on this only on Sunday. So wait until Monday to see what wonders you can create with egg replacer powder.

This month’s egg substitute is vinegar. I read in a couple of books that 1 tablespoon of vinegar along with 1 teaspoon of baking soda can be substituted for 1 egg. Both white distilled vinegar and apple cider vinegar can be used. This combination works best in cakes, cupcakes and quick breads. I also read in few forums that 2 tablespoons of lemon juice can be used in place of the 1 tablespoon vinegar. So for this event you could use either, but I have to mention here that I have not tried the lemon juice substitution.

Also I see a lot of baking recipes with vinegar, especially in various vegan books, websites and forums. You can try those recipes also. That is, you could either take a recipe which has eggs and substitute it with vinegar or try recipes which already has vinegar in it and is eggless too.

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  1. N

    Has anyone had their cakes boils over and burn using this vinegar and baking soda method? We used this to substitute 1 egg.

    • Madhuram

      I have never experienced this. N.

  2. Karen Morland

    Any kind of vinegar even apple cider vinegar is not good for you like you have been led to believe ,google Medical Medium apple cider vinegar ,and read the reason why .lemon is the better and safer option or use a banana instead to replace egg and a good heaped teaspoon of baking powder helps cakes to rise xx

  3. Sonam

    After using 1 tbsp vinegar And one teaspoon baking soda. For two eggs We have to use. 2 tbsp vinegar and 2 teaspoon but after baking taste the soda is more and how to solve the problem

    • Madhuram

      Using vinegar and baking soda as an egg substitute works only when you have to replace one egg. If it’s more than 1 egg you shouldn’t increase the vinegar and baking soda because it will have an after taste. So you do have to look into some other egg substitutes for the whole recipe or do part vinegar and part another egg substitute.

  4. Angel

    How to substitute 4 eggs?

    • Madhuram

      If it’s for cakes the best substitute is 1/2 cup of pureed silken tofu and 1/2 cup of plain yogurt.

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  6. Alena

    I used white vinegar & baking soda replacement for corn muffins. They had a slight aftertaste, not too bad. Do you recommend any other substitute with no aftertaste?

    • Madhuram

      Use apple cider vinegar and it doesn’t leave an after taste. Also how much did you use?

  7. Cat

    Can I substitute vinegar and baking powder for all four eggs in my receipe?

    • Madhuram

      No, Cat. That combination works only when you have to replace 1 egg. To replace 4 eggs you would have to use an awful lot of vinegar and baking powder and it won’t bake good.

  8. Beverly

    I used applesauce for brownie mix once (giardelli mix if I remember correctly)and they came out pretty good, just had to bake a little bit longer. I used flax eggs and vegan butter last time (I don’t remember the brand of mix) and they came out oily, dence and almost too chewy (quite chocolatey though )…I think brownie mixes vary and what works for one may not work for another.

    • Madhuram

      That’s true, Beverly.

  9. Di

    What about using collagen powder derived from beef gelatin?

    • Madhuram

      I do not use gelatin being a vegetarian.

  10. Cmoss

    I did cupcakes and they turned out better than any other ingredient I’ve used in place of eggs. I seem to think the chocolate taste better than vanilla though.

  11. Indi Malhi

    Can I use white distilled malt vinegar for egg substitute in baking, please?

    • Madhuram

      I guess so. I have used white vinegar.

  12. Paula B.

    I use vinegar and baking soda for “depression era cakes”, and they are fabulous; I use dairy ingredients, but the non-dairy versions are great, too. There are lots of recipes online for depression cakes; some call them “crazy” or “wacky” cakes. My quest now is egg-free brownies. Flaxseed doesn’t work. I have a recipe that uses melted chocolate chips and applesauce; it’s decent, but I want to replace the eggs in my cocoa brownie recipe. I’m wondering if baking soda abs vinegar can do the trick. I’ve had too many fails to want to risk it.

    • Kim H.

      I am on the same quest! Right now, vinegar and baking soda are the only things I have to experiment with, so I will try it and let you know what happens!

  13. Kavitha


    • Madhuram

      Probably silken tofu. But not sure because I haven’t tried it before.

  14. Jeff

    What a joke, how could vinegar be an egg substitute. Where are the needed proteins, where are the good needed cholesterols. If this is what you call healthy, maybe you should look somewhere else for your health needs. The only substitute I could find for a store bought egg is a free range egg that does not have access to any GMO grains.

    • Madhuram

      Jeff I guess you are unaware that this website is dedicated for egg free baking/cooking to help people who cannot bake with eggs or cook with eggs. I guess you are also unaware of the fact that there are a lot of children and adults who have egg allergies and eating eggs in any form can be a disaster. I guess you are also unaware of the fact that there are some vegetarians who do not eat eggs not just meat. I guess you are also unaware of the fact that some people in the world do not consume eggs for religious reasons as well. So this is the purpose of this website, to provide egg free recipes for people who cannot eat eggs whatsoever. Such people Google for egg substitutes in baking, egg free cakes, eggless cookies etc and land here. Vinegar, silken tofu, applesauce, mashed bananas, Ener-G egg replacer powder, flax seed meal, etc helps to bake without the use of eggs but gives the same results. Hope it’s all clear now.

  15. rashmi

    In vegan cup cakes apple cider vinegar can be use instead of baking soda n baking pd

    • Madhuram

      Not instead of baking soda but along with baking soda, vinegar makes a very good egg substitute. But should not be used to substitute more than one egg.

  16. Pauly Scheisser


    I bought a box cake mix that required the usage of three eggs, but the cupcakes were for my vegan niece’s birthday party, so I made the substitutions. I made the cupcakes with the appropriate ratios of vinegar and baking soda and they turned out looking (LOOKING) perfectly fine.

    I brought the cupcakes to the party and the kids were eager to take a bite. But, as their teeth sank into the fluffy flesh of the cupcake, their faces contorted into a grotesque expression that could only be recreated by biting into these hellcakes. Kids were puking up like fire hydrants. Parents were crying. No one could settle the chaos that my cupcakes had caused. I took a bite in attempt to defend my cupcakes, but ohhhhh man. . .

    Needless to say, I am no longer the favorite aunt.

    • Madhuram

      I have mentioned in the egg substitutes page that vinegar works only when you have to replace just 1 egg. For recipes like this where you have to use 3 eggs it’s a good idea to use yogurt, silken tofu or a combination of both.

  17. Sunita

    Hey I want to know the proportion of wet to dry ingredients? Also how do we decide everything suppose I decide to take 1.5 cups of maida then what are the rest of the proportions

    • Madhuram

      I have not broken it down like that so far Sunita. I usually take a recipe and do changes.

  18. Katie

    Hi there,

    Just reading the comments where people are saying the taste of the vinegar puts them off.

    I use apple cider vinegar as it has a slightly sweeter taste (and milder) and gets lost in the flavours of the recipe. It does the same job as regular white vinegar.

    My sister and I have both used the baking soda + apple cider vinegar method to great success, a recent batch of muffins came out very fluffy and nice.

    Hopefully other people have a bit of success with apple cider vinegar too 🙂

    • Madhuram

      Exactly..I use only apple cider vinegar in my baking recipes.

    • Madhuram

      I think so. I have not tried using vinegar for 2 eggs.

  19. Austin

    Hi. The recipe I am going to use already has baking soda and powder, and 4 eggs, originally. If I substitute, say 2 eggs (that’ll be an additional 2tbsps vinegar + 2tsps baking soda), should I remove the baking soda and powder altogether? Mind you, I also am substituting the oil in the recipe with yogurt (originally = 220g oil, now 110g oil and 81g yogurt)

    • Madhuram

      I wouldn’t suggest substituting vinegar for 2 eggs. I’m guessing the taste and texture might not be favorable.