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. NS

    Hi Madhuram,

    I have a wheat bran muffin recipe that uses

    baking powder (1 tsp),
    baking soda (1 tsp) and
    1 egg beaten.

    Going by your proportions of vinegar and soda, can I replace that 1 egg with 1 TBSP of vinegar since the recipe already has soda?

    Please let me know.

    • Madhuram

      I’m sure it should work NS.

  2. madinah

    I hate this I tried it on my bread it did not turn out to be so good who ever thinks this is good they have bad taste in food

    • Madhuram

      It depends on how much you use and in which recipe you use. Vinegar is my go to egg substitute to make cakes, cupcakes and muffins fluffy.

  3. simon

    I am using a recipe for a science experiment. I am wondering if the baking soda/vinegar recipe will work, and when I should put the baking soda in, when I would normally put eggs in, maybe? Thanks so much, I really like your website!

    • Madhuram

      Just mix it with the dry ingredients (like flour etc). I have heard that adding vinegar just before putting the batter in the oven is more effective but I haven’t tried it personally. I usually mix it with rest of the wet ingredients.

  4. Julianne

    I tried using the vinegar + baking soda combination to replace 1 egg in a sponge recipe. The recipe already used self-raising flour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. I think the vinegar/baking soda combo meant there was far too much in the way of raising agents because the cake rose then collapsed back onto itself in a horrible mess.

    If I ever use vinegar and baking soda again, it would be in a recipe that didn’t already contain ingredients that are themselves raising agents.

    • Madhuram

      That’s true Julianne. I would not use vinegar/baking soda with self rising flour.

  5. Chitra

    I want to bake eggless vanilla cupcakes. I tried some with flax seed as egg replacer, but my cupcakes came out dense and gummy. Can I use vinegar and baking soda? Will it give a gd result. And also if u have a fool proof vanilla cupcake recipe pls can u let me know? Thank u.

  6. jack

    I read something similar in a grassroots mag,it works but it’s when you put it in that determines the result. I have found that by putting in the egg subsitute last works realy well, and I only use half a teaspoon of baking powder, but if the recipe you are making requires baking soda then there’s no need to put it in with the vinegar. Hope this is of some help.

    • Madhuram

      Thanks for the input Jack. It’s interesting to note that you say that vinegar is not necessary with baking soda because all the recipes I have seen so far using vinegar has baking soda in it. Let me look into this subject.

  7. jess

    I think this is off, I tried this on sunday and my cupcakes came out tasting like shit. I think its too much baking soda. Might wanna try cutting down the teaspoon of baking soda.

  8. Pat Nalbone

    πŸ˜† I love this website!! The receipes are WONDERFUL!
    I am so glad my daughter started eating vegan because I
    am becoming a vegan too.
    Please keep up the good work. I am spreading the word about
    this website! Thank you!!

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much Pat.

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    I sent my entry Madhu πŸ™‚

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  14. Deepali

    Hi Madhuram,
    Its my 1st time. I love baking n decorating cakes. I have used lemon juice as vinegar substitute. I am sending u my favourite chocolate cake recipe for your event that has been tried and tested 100’s of times.

    That’s wonderful Deepali. You can send some pictures too, if you have any.

  15. Priya

    Hi Madhuram,
    I am the same priya who was asking you some doubts regarding egg replacement sometime back.I have posted an eggless chocolate cake recipe using vinegar for your event.Looking forward to posting and hosting events in future.

  16. Vaishali

    Lovely choice, Madhuram. I’ve never used just vinegar as a substitute for egg, so this sounds like a great idea to experiment with. Count me in!

    Thanks Vaishali.

  17. DK

    Vinegar, as egg substitute?????????????? 😯

    umm…this will sure take some mind wrecking research πŸ™‚

    Will try to chip in dear

    Thanks DK.

  18. Usha

    I have never used vinegar as an egg subsitute, sounds intriguing…I hope I am able to come up with something for the event. Looking forward to the roundup !

  19. krystyna

    Good to know about vinegar, thanks for this post!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

    Dear Krystyna, happy Valentine’s Day to you too.

  20. Sunshinemom

    I use anything citrusy to give me a soft fluffy texture – even orange or mosambi juice does the trick but I always have used this in combination to tofu. Is that alright?

  21. Priya

    COunt me in..never tried bakes with vinegar too..will try to experiment too..

    Priya, how can I not count you!

  22. Cham

    I never knew the vinegar can be replaced, I will try to experiment this one. Vinegar is always in my pantry πŸ˜‰

    Sure Cham, would be delighted to have an entry from you.

  23. Asha

    Didn’t know about vinegar as egg replacement. Good info! πŸ™‚

    Thanks Asha

  24. Sweatha

    Count me in dear.First thing,I will do on reaching India is get myself an oven.Then its experiment time 😐 .This time expect more than anyother replacements as this is in every household.Again,hope ou got my 3 entries.Thanks for waiting πŸ˜†

    Sure Sweatha. Have a fun trip.