Can shortening be substituted for oil in baking?

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Yes. It should be melted and cooled to lukewarm before adding to other ingredients. However, one should consider that shortening is partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, which is not a healthy substitute for oil.
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Can you substitute oil for shortening in a cake recipe?

Yes, but the results might not be the same. Liquid oil and solid shortening have slightly different properties. You might need to use slightly less oil for similar results, wh

Can oil be substituted for shortening?

Depends on the recipe. If this is a baking recipe then probably not. In a pinch you can usually use softened, (left at room temp for at least 3 hours) unsalted butter.NOT

Can vegetable oil be substituted for melted shortening?

It depends on the recipe. Shortening becomes solid at room temperature while vegetable oil does not. So vegetable oil may be substituted for melted shortening only in recipes
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Can you substitute shortening for vegetable oil in a cake?

um no you definitely cant. the oil is there to help the cake get more moist. the shortening will make it super dense and that's not good in a cake. also, i wont cook properly.
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Can you substitute an oil for shortening in your cookie recipes?

No, you cannot. If necessary, butter can be substituted for shortening. Using butter will change the texture of the finished cookies. Oil cannot be used as a substitute fo