Intolerant to eggs or milk e vegans all, this article is for you. Let's prepare one cake delicious and perfect for breakfast without animal protein.
Vegetable alternatives in the cake
We assure you that an eggless cake can be made and even without butter it can be anyway very soft.
Many use chia seeds to give elasticity to the compound because immersed in a liquid they become almost as gelatinous as egg white.
In reality, even without this ingredient, you can prepare a soft and slightly moist cake that can be eaten simply with coffee or tea for breakfast, but which can also become the basis of a cake with cream … provided that the cream is also made without eggs. (If you are curious to try, here is the recipe for egg-free cream.)
In fact, by mixing dry ingredients such as flour, yeast and cocoa, with liquid ingredients like vegetable milk (soy, almonds or coconut), oil and orange or lemon juice, you will obtain a consistency very similar to that of a classic cake with eggs, milk and butter. The important thing is to always add a little bit of baking powder.
The choice of flour
You can use flour 0 or 00 for preparing cakes or even mixing these two with one rice or spelled flour. If you don't like very refined flours, use them the whole ones, but the result will be a slightly less fluffy and more rustic cake.
If you choose the flour with the yeast inside you obviously won't need to add other leavening agents.
The important thing is always sift very well both flour and yeast in order not to create lumps in the dough and to obtain a lighter and softer consistency.
The cakes "without"
Here, then, three recipes that we are sure you will like them and that have nothing to envy to a classic cake complete with all the ingredients.
Vanilla cake without eggs, butter and milk
To prepare this cake, separate the liquid ingredients from the powdered ones. And then in a bowl mix 230 g of soy milk and 100 g of seed oil and separately stir 230 g of flour 0, 160 g of brown sugar (or granulated) and half a sachet of yeast.
Combine the two compounds by mixing them with a hand whisk and add vanilla berries or a spoonful of extract. Pour the mixture into a mold lined with parchment paper and cook at 180 ° for about 35 minutes.
Mash the pulp of three ripe bananas with a fork until it becomes a cream.
Mix with half a cup of brown sugar and cinnamon in quantity (if you like).
Add a cup of flour and baking powder (vegan if you want) well sifted and stir with a hand whisk.
Also add chopped walnuts and hazelnuts coarsely and mix.
Fill a not too large rectangular baking tray lined with parchment paper.
bake at 170 ° for about 45-50 minutes.
Cocoa cake without eggs
Sift a sachet of yeast (vegan if you prefer) with flour 0 and 75 g of bitter cocoa and mix everything with 250 g of brown sugar.
Separately stir 50 ml of seed oil with 380 ml of soy milk and half orange (or lemon) juice.
Add the liquid mixture to the dry one and mix with a wooden spoon.
Add some vanilla beans and then pour the mixture into a mold lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 180 ° for about 30 minutes in a fan oven.
If the cake is still too liquid inside, cover it with aluminum foil, select the baking from the bottom and keep it in the oven for another 5 minutes.