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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:56 PM

Asalaamu Alaykum,

I am making german chocolate cake and the recipe calls for 4 eggs. The eggs are separated with the yolks being incorporated initially and the whites being beaten till forming soft peaks and then folded in. I've made this recipe dozens of times alhamdulilah and know it like the back of my hand but this time I only have 3 eggs and I need to know what kind of difference it will make using 3 rather than 4 or if there is something I need to sub for the 4th egg. I've looked online but the suggestions seem like they would alter the outcome of the cake flavor-wise or texture wise (negatively). I need to start this ASAP and its for my father-in-law so I really need it to come out well wink.gif.



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Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:09 PM

Salams

You do need all the eggs for the recipe.  The eggs act as a binding agent and it will affect the texture/falvor of the cake............been there done that and it was horrid it was put outside for the birds to eat.

Adding more liquid will only upset the balance of the recipe making it to runny or alter the taste.

Can you borrow an egg from a neighbor?  

I do not know of an alternate addin for a missing egg. Eggs are pretty important LOL.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:38 PM

Asalam alaykum

Can't you just reduce the rest of the recipe to take into account the lack of an egg?

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:46 PM

Assalam alaikum,

what´s german chocolate cake, I am curious, do you have a picture? Copy of food-smiley-002.gif

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:47 PM

Salaam


Sis wen you follow a recipe, follow it to precision  biggrin.gif  LOL, if it says 4, then you defo need 4 otherwise it'll all fall apart. does it have to be a cake ?? why not try something else ? unless you half the all the ingredients ? ive done that before. but you mite end up with a tiny cake  .


Good luck


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:26 AM

QUOTE(OmKalthoum @ Mar 29 2011, 02:38 PM)  

Asalam alaykum

Can't you just reduce the rest of the recipe to take into account the lack of an egg?

Assalamu alaikom

Big no-no.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 03:35 AM

Asalaamu Alaykum,

Shukran sisters. I actually ended up making 3/4 of the recipe because that made nice even measurements and used exactly 2 eggs and had the added plus of filling 2 cake pans rather than 3 (its usually a 3 layer cake) since my third cake pan was left at my parents last time we visited. Alhamdulilah it came out well, exactly as it usually does and was a success.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 04:12 AM

Assalamu alaikom

Alhamdullah it was a success! But tell me one thing: if you made 3/4 of the recipe, how did you end up using 2 out of 4 eggs?

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:01 AM

Assalaamu alaikum,

Can you please share the recipe? biggrin.gif

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:19 PM

Asalaamu Alaykum,

Miss Pink, actually that was a typo, I meant 3 out of 4 eggs lol. My math would be very wrong if I had in fact used 2 eggs.

Inshaallah I will post the recipe for you sis Ola.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 02:04 PM

German Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup water
6 (1 ounce) squares German sweet chocolate (This is usually 1.5 packs)
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk ( I don't usually buy buttermilk so I make a substitute with 1 TBS white vinegar + milk to 1 cup)
2 1/2 cups cake flour (Sometimes I use all-purpose flour, just minus 3 TBS)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites


1 -1/2 cup white sugar
2 TBS instant vanilla pudding mix
1-1/2 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup butter
4 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut, toasted
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 - 9 inch round pans. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a small saucepan, heat water and 6 ounces chocolate until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
2. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 egg yolks one at a time. Blend in the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated.
3. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain.
4. Pour into 3 - 9 inch pans Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto wire rack.
5. To make the Filling: In a saucepan combine sugar, instant vanilla pudding mix, evaporated milk, butter, and egg yolks. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla. Cool until thick enough to spread.

Edited by musaafirah, 30 March 2011 - 02:05 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:51 PM

Assalaamu alaikum,

Jazaki Allahu khairan. smile.gif




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