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Cake recipe calls for 3 medium eggs, but I only have large. Will using 3 large affect the texture/taste of the cake and if so, how?

Hi guys, I wanted to bake a cake for my moms bday, but we only have large eggs.
Here’s the full recipe if it helps:
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons DeLallo Instant Espresso Powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil
3 medium eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup brewed coffee

(P.S.) - does this recipe even sound good? I’m not really an experienced baker but this cake is mocha flavored, which my mom likes, but I can’t really tell just from looking at the ingredients whether it’ll be a really moist and good tasting cake.

Thanks for your help! :)

asked by addie 6 months ago

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Nancy
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added 6 months ago

Addie - to answer your questions
1) if I had only large eggs (standard weight 50g) and recipe called for medium (44g each), I'd use 2 1/2 large (2 whole & either white or yolk) to come closest to weight desired. 'f you don't want to fuss with the half-egg, just use 3 large...won't make a big difference - maybe a little more height.
2) recipe sounds good but no one - not you nor us reading - can guarantee it will come out well.
3) better use a tested recipe. Here are a couple examples
***much used & loved recipe here, has mashed potatoes which always gives moistness. no coffee but you could include some (brewed or instant) in the icing
https://food52.com/recipes...
****coffee chocolate icing
https://www.allrecipes...
***cake with coffee in it
https://www.allrecipes...

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addie
added 6 months ago

Hi, thank you so much for responding! I really appreciate the recipe links too :)

Regine
added 6 months ago

3 large eggs for this recipe will be fine. Recipe looks good.

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