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To egg or not to egg?

I found this recipe for sour cream applesauce coffeecake on the Internet and want to try making it for a Sunday brunch at my aunt's house. But I noticed that it doesn't have any eggs in it, and I'm not used to seeing a cake recipe without eggs. I'm wondering if I should toss in an egg or two, or why there aren't any in the recipe. Does anyone have a guess?

3 cups flour
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons groun cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups sour cream
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups unsweetened chunky applesauce
1 cup raisins
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 by 13 inch baking pan.

Stir together dry ingredients in large bowl. Stir together sour cream, oil, and applesauce in another bowl and add to flour mixture; stir just to blend. Stir in raisins and 1 cup pecans. Pour into greased pan and sprinkle with remaining nuts. Bake about an hour, or till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake completely before slicing.


Asked by Ballad at 5:14 PM on Dec. 26, 2013 in Food & Drink

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Answers (4)
  • As I read it you do not need the egg and adding one will change the texture of the bread. Folow it the way it is written and I am sure it will come out well.

    Answer by Dardenella at 6:06 PM on Dec. 26, 2013

  • You won't need eggs, it has applesauce.

    If you want to see how it works out you can always do a practice batch. And send it on to me :)

    Answer by balagan_imma at 5:41 PM on Dec. 26, 2013

  • your applesauce or your sour cream is your egg replacement in this recipe.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Dec. 26, 2013

  • I'd follow the recipe exactly. If it doesn't call for eggs then don't add any.

    Answer by jenny3344 at 5:30 PM on Dec. 26, 2013