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#1 of 5 Old 12-06-2007, 06:10 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm moving back to America in about 9 days Anyway, I have a cake mix that must be used or I will have to throw it away. What will happen if I go ahead and make it with only 2 eggs rather than 3. They're also large eggs not extra large.

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Your cake will probably be a bit crumbly, but it should still be edible.

When you're mixing the batter, if it seems too dry with just the 2 eggs, add an extra Tablespoon or two of liquid to make up the difference.

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I think you'll be OK, but I'd add in 2 tablespoons of oil to sort of make up for the missing egg.

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i agree, add a bit extra liquid.

or, you can probably make cookies. i have a brownie mix that also has a recipe for cookies, and the only difference is one less egg.
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If you have any flax, that can sub for eggs. 1 Tbsp. ground flax + 3 Tbsp. warm water = 1 egg. Let this sit for a few minutes to 'gel', and then add.
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