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Some cake recipes specifically call for mayonnaise, but generally it's not a good substitute for eggs in baking. Eggs are a unique ingredient -- an emulsion of liquid, protein and fat in a delicate balance. Virtually nothing acts the same way in cooking, as eggs do.

There is vinegar in mayonnaise. I would think you cannot.

Another answer: Actually Mayonnaise CAN be used. But only in specific cakes. Such as Chocolate. Not naming names, THE mayonnaise that tells you to "Bring out the Best"....Has a Chocolate Mayonnaise cake. For the 3 eggs the recipe calls for, you use 1 cup of mayonnaise instead. It was incredible. AND no traces of vinegar were detectable. Haven't tried it in cookies yet, but it's worth a shot. The mayo also replaced the oil the recipe called for.

A friend of mine introduced me to Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake about 6 years ago. I could not believe how great it tasted. I have made quite a few myself now over the past 6 years and at present it is my favorite cake on this planet. Being an old school chef and baker for over 30 years, I have of course heard of this substitute but never put it into practice until 6 years ago. Wish I had tried it sooner! Eggs, unless you have your own chickens for laying, are much cheaper though.

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