Baking Event Using Egg Substitute – Silken Tofu

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

When I first started this blog I knew that there were people searching for eggless baking recipes just like me, but I did not even imagine how big that community can be. Now after seeing the statistics and comments especially from parents of kids with egg allergy, I have come to understand that “we” are a big group indeed, whatever the reasons might be for baking eggless. For some it’s cultural, for some it’s allergies, for vegans it’s a principle and so on.

I think everybody would agree that baking eggless is more challenging than regular baking. For eggless baking, we have to find a recipe which is originally eggless or substitute something else for the eggs in the recipe. In case of the former you would have to get books on baking and go page by page, hunting for eggless recipes, which I’m actually doing. I go to the library, borrow books and pour over pages finding eggless recipes, copy them and try them out one by one.

With growing request for more eggless recipes, I thought why not create an event for eggless baking using each of the above substitutions. I have used a couple of egg substitutes myself and would love to hear others’ take on it too. All these recipes and information would be very helpful for many bakers.

The rules of the event are:

1. Each month we will be experimenting one of the above egg substitutes. I will announce the egg substitute on the 10th of every month and you can send your entries within the 15th of the following month.

2. Bake anything from cookies, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, breads, tarts, pies, etc using the egg substitute of the month and post about it in your blog. It can be anything sweet, salty or spicy.

3. The only exception for not baking is if you want to try an eggless ice cream or eggless pudding or any other dessert which originally uses eggs but you want to make it eggless using the egg substitute.

4. Post the recipe in your blog, with a picture and link back to this post. Also feel free to share your experiences and tips while using the substitute regardless of the outcome. This would provide the much needed insight about that particular egg substitute.

5. Since the idea behind the event is to help those who are searching for tried and tested eggless baking recipes, you can also send me the recipes which you have posted earlier in your blog using the egg substitute. Reposting is not necessary. That being said, I would really appreciate if you could try new recipes too and post it, because eggless recipes are never enough.

6. Also multiple entries are welcome more than ever for this event.

7. Email me your name, blog URL, name of the recipe, recipe URL, photo in 150wx120h size to ere(at)egglesscooking.com with the name of the Egg substitute of that month as the subject.

8. Non bloggers are also welcome to send your recipes, tips and picture of your creation and I will include it in the round up.

9. The round up will be posted after the 15th of every month.

I would like to start this event with “Silken Tofu”. As far as I know, tofu is the most sought out egg substitute. Recently I used it for the first time while baking a chocolate cake for my son’s birthday and the result was unbelievably good. Nobody could guess that it was an eggless chocolate cake made with silken tofu.

The general rule of thumb while baking with tofu is using 1/4 cup for each egg replaced and it has to be blended until very smooth. I read that it can be used in cakes, cookies and breads. Baked goods won’t brown as they do while baking with eggs and the end product will be very moist and heavy.

Hope all of you would make this event a grand success by sending as many entries as possible.

Check HERE for the recipes using silken tofu as an egg substitute.


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52 COMMENTS

  1. Hi madhuram,

    I tried your eggless pound cake recipe using silken tofu as a substitute to eggs. Outer appearance of the cake was good but there are some inner bits which are dense and very moist. I did prick with a cake tester to ensure the cake has been fully baked. The tester came our fine. However, when i cut the cake after it has cooled down, found it to be moist and dense. What could i have done wrong?

    I used a mixer to mix the batter (after adding the flour). Could it be that?

    • Tofu does it make it quite dense and moist. If I try this recipe again, I would use a combination of yogurt and tofu instead.

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  3. Hi,just wanted to know if soy lecithin can be used instead of gelatin in a no-bake cheesecake to get the consistency

  4. hey guys i want to know whether i can use the normal tofu in brownies instead of silken tofu because i could not locate it in Chennai .i tried to find it in many stores bit did not find it.

  5. hi this is ashish and i have a few questions for you guys.i am a bit confused about it so please help me out
    1.how long should i bake a cake in microwave oven and what power must i set?
    2.how long should i bake cookies in microwave and what power i must set?
    3.what can use as egg substitute or replacer in fondue,cakes,cookies and brownies
    4.can you give me details of commercial egg replacers which could be available in chennai.
    5.can you tell me where i could get silken tofu in chennai i tried to locate it in many stores but did not find it all i found was the normal tofu and not silken tofu.so can i use the normal tofu instead of silken tofu.

  6. You make baking sound healthy again! I’m glad I came across this. Totally bookmarking it for some more ideas. I also like the idea of using vegetaria gelatin in baking. Bakers are more like scientists sometimes! Thanks for the great post!!!

  7. I am looking for ideas and recipes for my friends baby. He is VERY allergic to Wheat, Soy, Milk, Eggs & Tree nuts. His first birthday is coming up and he cant have a cake!! I am determined to find healthy AND tasty alternatives for him! I came to this sight first, and have found it VERY helpful!! Thank you for the efforts you put into this!!

    That’s a lot of allergies. Sorry to hear about the little one’s plight Cathy. If you have access to Cherrybrook Kitchen’s products maybe you can try one of their gluten free mixes; you are good to go without eggs. I’m neither their affiliate nor have tried their products before. Just letting you know about some alternatives if you aren’t aware already. I think its available in Whole Foods. Check out this link: http://www.cherrybrookkitchen.com/products/gf_choccake.php

  8. HELLO,I HAVE A 4 YEAR OLD WHO IS ALLERGIC TO EGGS AS WELL AS PEANUTS,AND I HAVE TRIED SO MANY THINGS TO MAKE HER A CAKE BUT EVERYTHING I USE DOESN’T HOLD THE CAKE TOGETHER.I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO USING THE TOFU,I HOPE IT WORKS.IN A WAY THOUGH I DON’T REALLY WANT IT TOO,BECAUSE I’M ON A DIET!ANYTHING FOR MY DAUGHTER THOUGH. πŸ˜‰

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  10. I have excellent results using Golden Syrup in Australia. It is a pourable sandwich spread made from sugar and water. 1 Australian Tablespoon 20 mls to 1 egg, especially nice in pancakes or pikelets or flapjacks, reduce sugar content by 1 tablespoon. Similar products would be Karo or corn syrup or glucose syrup, some of these suggestions may need more water added to obtain a jam or fruit jelly consistency that sticks to a spoon and only slowly drips like a thick custard. Maple syrup would be too liquid compared with glucose syrup and

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  13. Now, I have missed this event. Somehow i didn’t get to make my cake before the 15th. ButI will still try my eggless version with silken tofu soon. and maybe with flax too.

  14. Hi, I would love to take part in this event. Not that I don’t eat eggs, but I would love to try out things withoutn eggs too, for my father’s sake, who doen’t eat them. Now that I have become such a “big” baker!
    But, one thing I wanted to clarify: i am a bit confused that you have included gelatin powder as a veg substitute for eggs, as it is an animal product, unless you mean something like agar agar or something I’m not aware of. If yes, it isn’t obvious here. Thanks!

    Welcome PG. I’m glad that you are interested in the event. Thanks for the heads up about the gelatin powder. I did mean vegetarian gelatin powder like agar agar. I’ll update it.

  15. πŸ™‚ hey
    this would be my first blog event if i m able to praticipate πŸ™‚
    jus a small query, it has to b sweet? or savory is ok?

    Welcome Mahima. It can either be savory or sweet, but the original recipe must have eggs and you should be substituting silken tofu for it.

  16. I just saw your event announcement. Is the deadline for Silken Tofu, sept 15 or oct 15? if it is oct 15th, I might try participate in the event.

    Usha, it’s 15th October.

  17. What a fantastic event! I’m afraid tofu is the one ingredient that never seems to work for me, though. Last time I tried it as a sub for a Daring Baker challenge, I ended up with a lousy cake and kept finding nasty dried tofu splatters in the crevices of my stand blender. For you, I might give it another shot. πŸ™‚

    Libby, did you check my chocolate cake? I used silken tofu in it and it came out awesome. I think the trick is blending the tofu beforehand. That’s what I did. First I blended the tofu in the small jar of the Magic Bullet blender and then added it to the the flour/oil mix and then used a hand mixer to combine everything and did not have any tofu bits. Maybe I got lucky. Let’s try it in other recipes too!

  18. What a great idea Madhu! This will help all of us learn so much about what we can make without eggs. Your blog is really becoming the one stop shop for eggless recipes.
    Good work here!!

  19. Hi Madhu,
    I seem to have absolutely no time, or would participate in this. I will try though. I wanted to thank you sincerely for the information here. It’s so well done. I have never known before that eggs had 1 of 3 possible roles to play in baking. And that different substitutes worked better for those 3 cases. For those of us with kids allergic to eggs, your work is a real blessing. Thanks for doing this!! I really learn so much here, and without your hardwork and research, I’d have very limited recipes available when it comes to eggless cooking. It means a great deal to me to have my kid eat not only healthy but be excited about the healthy things he eats. And it’s very heartbreaking to have to say no to so many yummy looking things that have eggs. Thanks again…and again!! You’ve added SO much to my life with your work!!
    With tons of gratitude,
    –Deepa (Austin, TX)

  20. Thats a wonderful event Madhu..will def try to chip although U know I am not blogging at all nowdays..Hopefully will get back soon with something πŸ™‚

    have fun with the event..my hugs to the little one πŸ™‚

  21. Gal, yest i made something eggless thinking about u ! And here u re with an event, but the replacement is not tofu! I will reserve for later the post πŸ™‚ I will bake something with tofu and send u Madhu πŸ˜€

  22. Hey madhu,

    You are creating quite a stir with this site…am so glad to have found you. whenever anything eggless and baking etc strike me, all I can think of is you and trust me you have never let me down…..awesome blog πŸ™‚

  23. ooooooo iam buying tofu this weekend πŸ™‚ guess for wat….u rock! i luv eggs but surely appreciate anything eggless! contradicting huh!!! i Know….

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