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My mother's recipe for chocolate pound cake calls for 6 sticks of whipped butter. I can only find the whipped butter in 8 oz. tubs. How many tubs of whipped butter will I need to equal 6 sticks of whipped?
By Joyce from Salisbury, NC
Editor's Note: A "stick" of butter equals 1/2 cup
1 stick of butter = 4 oz. So you would need to buy 3 - 8 oz. tubs of the whipped butter.
Compare prices and see if it would be cheaper to buy the butter and whip it yourself than the whipped butter.
Joyce, I think that is more of a "recipe instruction" than it is a recipe measurement! Should probably read: 6 sticks of butter, whiped
Do you have any way to verify that it means to take 6 sticks of butter, and whip them? That is how I read it.
I often write recipes for family, and try to add notes for situations such as that, where I know what I mean, but it may not be a standard recipe instruction.
I would take it that the recipe meant to take six sticks of butter and whip them.