The foodydoody household is ovo-lacto vegetarian, which means we eat eggs and dairy but don’t eat anything else that needs to have life snuffed out of it (plants excepted, of course). We do have many friends and relatives who are lacto-vegetarians, they eat dairy and vegetables but choose not to eat eggs. They too, have occasions to celebrate, which in our culture, often involves a cake. This typically presents a challenge, because good eggless cake is hard to come by.
There is a school of cooking that takes cake mixes and dunks a soda pop can (Coke works well) in it and then bakes the mixture. The cake thus made, is edible, but its not a patch on a regular, egg-based cake.
My sister, who is a lacto-vegetarian, is visiting us. My wife, who loves to bake, decided to make cupcakes for her sister-in-law. Instead of the usual, cake mix and soda pop route, she found this recipe (click here) that made the cake from scratch. The dough appeared thin but the cupcakes turned out very well. My only highly subjective critique is that the cake should have been a little sweeter. This is possibly the first recipe where I felt that I wasn’t missing out on the taste.
The recipe works very well and is a great option when you need to make an eggless cake.