First Post And It's A Cake Disaster..

Baking By ilovemakingcakes Updated 13 Jul 2010 , 9:09pm by JanH

ilovemakingcakes Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 7:42pm
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Hi all,

Am very excited to have found CC!
I have been trying to convert cupcake recipes to cakes with disastrous results- - today I baked 5 cakes that had to be thrown out. They were all gummy and terrible no matter how long I baked them for. I tried four different recipes that work well as cupcakes. The batter measured approx 3 cups and I'm trying to make a rectangular cake - I baked it in 7"X9" and 12"x9" pans.. I tried using less batter but made no difference either.

One point - these cakes can not contain any egg or dairy products.

If anyone has any advice at all I would really appreciate. I wasted a LOT of ingredients today and am none the wiser..

6 replies
LisaPeps Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 7:56pm
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I would just try searching for vegan cake recipes rather than trying to convert cupcake recipes to cake recipes.
Some websites:
www.veganbaking.net/
www.joyofveganbaking.com/
www.recipesforvegans.co.uk/baking.html
www.flickr.com/groups/veganbaking/
www.theppk.com/veganbaking.html

Hope this helps!

goodiegoddess Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 8:06pm
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use an egg replacement mix. It works wonders!

ilovemakingcakes Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 8:21pm
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thanks for the replies.

Lisapeps - I am familiar with those sites. The reason I tried converting cupcake recipes to cake is that I have tried many other vegan cake recipes (I own loads of books) and I have yet to find a go-to basic white /sponge cake type recipe.

linstead Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 8:23pm
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Carol Fenster's cookbook might be helpful too - check on Amazon.

linstead Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 8:24pm
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"Babycakes" - look for that book on Amazon - GF and I believe vegan recipes too.

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