Date of Graduation

Spring 2017

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Food & Environmental Nutrition

Research Sponsor

Jennifer L. Warren

First Reader

Kathy Schupp

Second Reader

Dawn Scott


Egg allergies are very common, and affect 1% to 2% of all children (Savage, 2007). For this reason, egg replacers that can be easily used by home cooks are an important area of research. In this experiment, a simple egg replacer of flour, oil, baking soda, and water was added to a standard cake mix, with variables consisting of a control product and a product made with no eggs using the egg replacer. The null hypothesis was rejected; removing eggs and adding the egg replacer has an effect on the ability for consumers to discriminate between samples in a triangle test.