When substituting applesauce for eggs in a recipe, use 1/3 cup of applesauce for each egg. Alternately, 1/4 cup of applesauce plus 1 teaspoon of baking soda is effective as well.
Substituting applesauce for eggs in baked goods lowers the cholesterol, allows for vegan cooking and can even leave baked goods more moist than using eggs. In addition to applesauce, chefs sometimes use pureed bananas, soy yogurt, silken tofu, flax seeds or commercially-made egg substitutes as alternatives to eggs. For boxed mix cakes, it is possible to substitute a can of soda for all three eggs and the oil normally required.