Vegetable shortening instead of vegetable oil for baking a cake?
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Yes, if you mean for greasing the pan it works about the same
yes-- you could also use canola oil (but butter is good too) :)
Melt it and let it cool. The cake will be denser with shortening than with oil.
Yes you can (corn is a vegetable)
Yes, (it IS vegetable oil). However, like with olive oil there are cold pressed varieties, where the flavor of the oil would be too strong for using in a cake. For this reason you would need to use a hot pressed (cheaper/mlder) variety of Canola oil for a cake.
HI No you can't
you can, but the results may not be exactly the same.
Yes. (Corn oil is sometimes actually considered to be "vegetable oil").
I use applesauce as a substitute for oil in my cake batter.
Yes you can but you will produce a slightly heavier crumb.
Canola oil can be used as it is a type of vegetable oil from a specific plant source.
Absolutely. I actually use vegetable oil instead of sunflower oil regularly. It makes the cake rise better and taste better too. Vegetable oil is a great substitute for many cooking oils. And canola oil works fairly well too for cakes and most baking. I dont hardly ever use Sunflower oil because it seems to leave behind a taste. And I don't really like it. But as I said, vegetable oil is a perfect substitute.
Yes and definitely when you cook it in the microwave
I'm a huge fan of replacing oil with applesauce. If the recipe calls for 1/2 c. of oil, I use 1/2 c. applesauce as a healthy alternative. You will not taste apple regardless of the cake's flavor. If you don't keep applesauce in your home you can also use sour cream, or plain yogurt in the same way. Best of luck! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hmm!! leaving out the shortening will affect the texture of the cake, I… Read More
Expired vegetable oil may be rancid, in which case it should not be used for any food. If the oil has no unpleasant odor or taste, it MAY be safe to use, particularly if the container had not been opened before the expiration date.
Any oil will work in a cake.
Yes of course you can. :)
Corn oil is a type of vegetable oil. Canola, sunflower, or olive oil will work just as well in a carrot cake.
You can substitute with apple sauce or pureed fruit.
Yes you may, a VERY softened room temperature butter. Making sure your eggs are also at room temp will give great volume to your cake. I am not sure of the baking time, so the last 5 minutes, be aware to keep an eye on the oven contents. Know that butter substitutes (spreads) are not the same as using butter. Many of those are prepared as WHIPPED and/or have additional liquid (such as water) added… Read More
Soybeans and peanuts are vegetables to. For most things in cooking, oil is oil and will work fine regardless of the type. For a cake, any kind will work.
It's fine to sub butter for oil, the only difference is the density of the cake.
Yes, you can substitute butter for vegetable oil in a cake mix. If you use butter, don't use the entire amount of liquid which is called for. You can just kind of guess at how much liquid to remove, or you can carefully calculate the number of liquid ounces of butter that you've added, compare that to the number of ounces of oil which were called for, and then subtract that number of ounces of… Read More
The flavor of the oil may be noticeable in the cake, but it will still perform like any other oil.
Never heard of that one. A common substitute though is Apple Sauce. Replace apple sauce for the vegetable oil and you will get a much moister cake. The proof is in the taste ... try it, you'll like it. You can definitely do it however: I'm eating a piece of cake made with it right now!
I have substituted olive oil (evoo) for vegetable oil and never had a problem. Not sure if you should but I have with no problem. I use the same amount as I would with vegetable oil.
Yes you can :)
Usually it would be best not to because vegetable and peanut oil have different viscosities, and using peanut oil may change the taste of the cake, because vegetable oil tends to be very bland. It depends on the recipe, but switching oils may cause the cake to not bake properly.
Yes. It may give it a slightly different flavor, but it will certainly work all right.
to make it have it's flour so it can have a nice texture
applesauce - really! ** You can also use mayonaise. ** You can also substitute the Oil with Sour Cream
Yes. Sunflower oil is basically used for frying, but it is still a cooking oil and can be substituted.
Any time a box mix calls for oil, use the same quantity of melted butter instead. It gives the finished product a much better flavor.
you don't always need this, sometimes margarine or butter could be used instead.
You can use shortening, butter or margarine, or even mayonnaise or lard in some recipes. Actually, many chocolate cake recipes call for mayonnaise instead of oil or butter. Just keep in mind that margarine has a higher water content than butter, so you may want to use all butter or half butter/half margarine if that's the substitution you choose.
Yes, safflower oil has a neutral flavor and can replace vegetable oil. In fact, some brands of vegetable oil contain safflower oil.
In most cases it can, yes.
For carrot cakes ( I don't know about other cakes), I've used applesauce in the same proportion as needed for vegetable oil, and they came out great.
I use applesauce. You can substitute the same amount of fat that the recipe calls for. Cakes turn out very moist and you are saving some fat.
no, it has a different consistency and it isn't the same type of ingredient, in other words it doesn't belong in the same family. Butter is dairy and canola and vegetable oil are not.
Butter is always good.
Yes, you can melt shortening and use in a cake recipe. It will change the texture and possibly add heaviness to the cake, but it will still be good.
Of Course! One very quick and easy way of making a lovely moist cake without eggs, oil, butter or margarine is to just blend it with a block of silken Tofu (soft or firm). And then cook it as per instructions. Saves on the calories too. Otherwise, just melt the same amount of butter or margarine to replace the oil, and add that.