Cholesterol free egg substitute (e.g. Eggbeaters®)Dried egg solids, dried egg
Egg, egg white, egg yolk
Meringue, meringue powder
May Contain Egg:Artificial flavoring
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Some are obvious like Mayonnaise, meringue, and anything with "egg" in the name. Those that don't know Latin might not recognize all the "Ovo" ones - Latin for egg. Still, there are a few I wouldn't suspect like Albumin -> Latin for white coloring.
Luckily, due to my own food allergies - particularly the dairy one- I did some research on vegan cooking. For eggs, it's common to use bananas in sweet dishes - however they change the flavor profile greatly. Nothing tastes like banana except...banana. It's a hard flavor to hide. Apples work really well and I've used those with great success. I'm told there are some other more artificial egg substitutes but the more artificial in my family and the greater the chance someone is allergic to it.
So how do you use fruit rather than an egg? It's really easy, honestly. For each egg a recipe calls for, use one very mushed up, smashed up banana. This really is yummy in a chocolate cake or a yellow cake with chocolate icing...if you like bananas. :-) You just peel the banana and mash it. There really isn't any more to it than that.
For apples, it's a bit more time consuming - but apples won't change the flavor profile as much. For each egg, you normally need two medium apples. Peel and core them. Boil the slices until they are soft - typically about 10 minutes. Drain the slices and either put them in the blender or mash them by hand. Use this as the egg substitute. You can use apple sauce straight from the jar but there are a couple of problems with that - they tend to have other ingredients rather than just apples and it tends to add too much water to the recipe. It will work if you lower your own liquid ingredients to accommodate the apple sauce but I like using apples I peeled and cored myself. I know exactly what is in the apple sauce then. (And, most of the time, I even know where the apples came from since I pick my own!)
Now to go cook up some yummy vegan yellow cake with dark chocolate fudge icing for myself and my oldest nephew! :-)