Short On Whole Eggs. Can I Use Yolks?

Baking By jmr531 Updated 30 Oct 2009 , 12:02am by KitchenKat

jmr531 Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 9:37pm
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I'm making cupcakes with the Darn Good Chocolate Cake recipe, but I only have one whole egg. I'm being lazy and don't want to head out to the store. I have several yolks left over from some buttercream I made. Can I use those in place of the other 3 eggs? If so, do I need to add any additional liquid?

Thanks!

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KitchenKat Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 12:02am
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You could as long as you sub by weight or volume, not by the number of pcs. I don't know the volume of the eggs but by weight, 1 large egg = 1.75 oz or 50 grams. 1 large egg yolk = .65 oz or 18.6 grams.

No need to adjust the liquid.

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