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What happens if a cake mix calls for three eggs and I use one?

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According to Chef In You, adding only one egg to a three-egg cake recipe means the resulting cake won't mix properly or will be too dry and will not rise properly. Eggs serve essential roles in some baking recipes; therefore, use egg substitutes if there are not enough fresh eggs.

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Chef In You states that eggs are used in recipes to add moisture and richness, to provide leavening and to act as a binder. Eggs may be included in a given recipe for any or all of these reasons, or just added for flavor. Cake recipes use eggs for all of these reasons.

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