i just finished baking a white cake and now that im done everything, i've realized that i forgot to add egg whites. my recipe called for 7 egg whites. i just need to know what it will do to the cake. i've tried a tiny piece but it was too tiny to notice anything. it's in the freezer now. oh goodness, i really hope it'll be fine. tia.
hm... eggs are a pretty critical ingredient. Even egg-free cakes have all kinds of egg replacers in them. Is this for a paying customer? If so, I'd rebake just in case. Eggs add structure to the cake.
It will be a lot denser than it should be...Could you torte it to see what the texture is like in the middle? I'd rebake because I'm paranoid, but it might be worth it to check it out to see if it's okay. I've forgotten eggs before (it always happens when my husband comes in and tries to chat with me while I'm working ) and some cakes work fine and some don't. They'll just be denser than usual.
Time to start over
I agree. Time to rebake, if you have time. I wouldn't want to risk it.
eggs give it structure, you might find if you try to frost it take it will crumble and if you ut fondant on it it might start to collapse.
if you can i'd rebake it
ue the eggless one for cake balls
I agree with the others. Time to start over.
Oh no. The eggs make the cake more stable - You will more than likely need to bake another cake..
I agree. Time to bake another one.
I did this not too long ago....cleaning up after putting the cake into the oven and noticed the eggs were still sitting unbroken in a bowl! I tasted the trimmings from the cake and I couldn't believe that it actually tasted pretty good and the texture wasn't bad either. I was making the cake for my son's school and it was a last minute request (unpaid also) so I torted/filled and decorated as usual. My son said they all loved it, like usual. I admit though if the circumstances had been different, ie: for a paying customer; I would have rebaked.
thank you so much for all the replies. i guess i'm just going to have to rebake it. sigh! what a waste of my time. and leannewinslow, there's going to be a lot of cake balls. everyone want some? lol
I've done that with a muffin mix. I forgot to put in the eggs while it was baking. They tasted just fine, but didn't puff up like normal. Cake balls should be just fine.