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Old 10-31-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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Substitute for butter in a cake recipe?

Any substitutions that I can use for butter In a cake recipe that's calling for 1/2 cup of butter ? TIA

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What do you have, and what kind of cake? Shortening, oil (decrease liquid in recipe), applesauce or another fruit puree...
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What do you have, and what kind of cake? Shortening, oil (decrease liquid in recipe), applesauce or another fruit puree...
Just a simple white cake for cake pops . I have vegetable oil on hand
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Re: Substitute for butter in a cake recipe?

i have subbed in oil for butter and vice versa many times. the recipe just needs a fat of some kind. coconut or olive oil is my go-to, but i would think vegetable oil would work too, it's the same concept. i usually just do a 1 to 1 and don't mess much with other ingredients. with something like a cake recipe, i think you'll be ok, even if you don't decrease other liquids or anything. if you feel like it's too runny, just add a little extra flour after you mix it
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Re: Substitute for butter in a cake recipe?

We are dairy free & I find coconut oil works best for butter, esp when I'm baking.
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