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Substituting Oil for Butter in a Box Cake Recipe

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Can I exchange oil for butter in a box cake recipe?

By Cherrie

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September 16, 20110 found this helpful

I thought all cake mixes called for oil. Of course I haven't baked for many years. I used to subsitute applesauce for the oil and that worked real well.

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September 17, 20110 found this helpful

I'm sure you'll be okay. It might turn out a little bit different, but who knows! I say give it a try.

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September 19, 20110 found this helpful

I honestly have never seen butter used in a cake box recipe though it has been ages since I have used one. I am vegan and I use oil all the time when baking cakes and cupcakes in place of butter. It works quite well:)

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September 19, 20110 found this helpful

I have used oil but used less oil then butter or margarine worked well.
Marcia

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September 19, 20110 found this helpful

I have heard of someone who uses the oil amount called for plus a stick of butter and understand the cakes are simply awesome. Of course, this doesn't eliminate the oil, which is your primary request, but someone else may want to try this trick. I haven't yet but certainly intend to!

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September 19, 20110 found this helpful

Don't think I'd want more cholesterol (butter plus egg yolk) added to my cakes. I stick with the instructions, but have subbed applesauce for the oil and use only the egg white, tastes no different.

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