There are a number of different types of eggless cakes, though they do not always have the same consistency, texture, or flavor as regular cakes. Since eggs contribute both moisture and structure to baked goods, it is necessary to replace both of these characteristics to make a good eggless cake. One option is to use about half of a blended up banana as an egg replacement, and another is to replace eggs with tofu. Baking powder or soda is typically necessary to help an eggless cake rise in both of these cases, and the end result will still be somewhat different from a cake that was made with eggs. Another option is to use a commercially prepared cake mix and make it with a carbonated soft drink instead of eggs, oil, and whatever other ingredients it calls for.
Eggs are an important ingredient in many different types of baking, since they can contribute both moisture and structure to a finished product. Many cakes rely on eggs in order to rise and become fluffy, so it is not uncommon for an eggless cake to be flat or lack texture. Any cake can be made without eggs, though some are better suited to this type of recipe alteration.
Cheesecake is one option that typically requires eggs, but can work well with a substitute. One option for making eggless cheesecake is to use tofu instead of eggs. It is actually possible to make a vegan cheesecake with only tofu, though these recipes tend to have a significantly different flavor from traditional cheesecake. Vegan options also make use of ingredients such as almond butter, cornstarch, and rice milk to achieve a palatable result.
For sponge, spice, and butter cakes that need to be light and fluffy, baking soda or powder can be used to help the cake rise. It is also necessary to replace the moisture that is lost by not including eggs, which can be accomplished by adding tofu, blended up bananas, or other similarly textured ingredients. Each of these substitutes can change the flavor and texture of the end result.
Another type of eggless cake can be made from store bought cake mixes. These dry mixes typically call for the addition of items such as eggs and oil, though it is possible to leave those ingredients out. In order to make an eggless cake from cake mix, a can of some type of carbonated soft drink can be substituted for the required eggs and other ingredients. Cola is typically good for chocolate cake mixes, while lighter colored sodas work well with yellow cakes.