I've baked all my life and just this week have found out that I've an allergy either to eggs (which, w/ several other sulfa allergies would make sense) or an allergy to strawberries (which would really come out of left field, but being allergic to tomatoes and a latex allergies could happen, but it's a little less likely.)
Atop of the new allergy, I'm a life-long vegetarian with other food allergies.
I've a birthday soon and would *really* like to make a cake--particularly a Junko/Deco/Swiss roll cake...only I'm not sure *at all* how to bake a cake w/o eggs. As for egg-substitutes, I've read about flax and chia seeds as well as condensed milk. With a Deco cake, one that requires 2 separate batters to place, then fill the designs...I'm just *really* hoping and hoping there might be a substitute for eggs tht would work well.
(Fingers crossed that there's a way!)
Thanks so much!
I think your issue is that a sponge cake like a Swiss roll relies on eggs for its volume, structure and texture. You can make an egg-free cake but it's not going to behave like a Swiss roll, in my experience egg-free cakes are generally denser and not as elastic - which is exactly what you don't want in a cake you're going to roll up!
Have a search for vegan sponge cakes and start experimenting is my suggestion. The flax/chia seed egg replacer are fine for denser cakes but won't work here. There is a product in Australia called Orgran egg replacer which might help if you can get hold of it, but I really don't think it would produce the volume you need.
Good luck and happy birthday in advance!
Try searching for vegan Swiss roll recipes on Google - I just tried and there are lots of options. The first kind by allergymums.co.uk looks good. Enjoy your experimenting!
My best guess, would be replacing egg with gelatin (http://www.food.com/recipe/egg-substitute-for-baking-92396) and use a box mix for white cake that doesn't contain egg powder. Stream the egg replacement in while beating the batter.
i don't think increasing flour in a wacky/depression/crazy cake recipe would work, just like the above comment on other egg free sponges, the texture you are looking for, and roll-ability won't be there.
This ones texture looks promising....http://www.godsdirectcontact.org.tw/eng1/food/specialty/21Vanilla_Swiss_Roll.php