Can you substitute oil for butter in baking?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

I say yes, absolutely. many many recipes you can > But there are exceptions ,like pie crust.
3 people found this useful

Why is applesauce used as a substitute in baking for oil?

For those who wish to reduce the fat content of the finished product, replacing oil with applesauce will cut calories and fat without adversely affecting the texture.. If you are substituting applesauce for shortening, you use half the amount of applesauce. So, 1/2 cup shortening is replaced with 1 (MORE)

Can margarine be substituted for butter when baking?

Margarine can be substituted for butter in most cases. Sometimesa recipe states that no substitution is allowed. When the recipecalls for unsalted butter it will change the taste, and then youcan use less salt in the recipe and equal out. Butter does have adistinct flavor that is best in cookies, bu (MORE)

Can you substitute butter for oil in a cake recipe?

Yes. Butter is 80% fat, 20% water. Oil is 100% fat. To get the correct amount of fat from the butter, use 125% (5/4) the amount of butter vs. oil (multiply the amount of oil x 1.25). You now will have the right amount of fat, but excess liquid from the butter. To compensate for the water in the (MORE)

When baking muffins how do you substitute oil for butter to make moist muffins?

"Dont make muffins buy them they taste better bought idk why but they just do my favorite muffins are the choco chocolate chip ones they are so good especially when you eat them with chocolate milk. I know what your thinking im crazy about chocolate and yes its true!" - That is not a frickin' answe (MORE)

Can oil replace butter when baking?

Any of a variety of alternate ingredients that can be used instead of oil or butter in the preparation of foods. Substitute products exist with reduced fat and no fat and in different forms such as spreadable and liquid oils. Examples of Butter Substitutes include Fruit oils, nut oils, vegetable oil (MORE)

Can butter substituted for vegetable oil?

It depends on what the oil was for. If it is a recipe, especially for baking, you can use butter as substitute for oil. It is not recommended to substitute butter to fry something because it tends to burn in a hot pan, you should use oil to fry. Yes is can! Just don't use as much oil as butter. B (MORE)

Can shortening be substituted for oil in baking?

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.

Can you substitute butter for vegetable oil in a 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 (MORE)

Olive oil substitute for butter in cookies?

No, and for two reasons. Oil, any kind, will make your cookies lose their shape and they will spread all over the cookie sheet, and secondly, olive oil while it taste good would not taste good in cookies.

Can oil be substituted for butter?

Sometimes. The best time to substitue oil for butter is when frying or sauteing foods in a pan or pot. In recpies for baked goods, however, it is best not to subsitute ingredients out and is always better to follow what the recipe calls for.

Can you substitute peanut butter for butter for baking?

Generally no. Peanut butter acts differently than butter, and it is not a dairy-base. The texture/consistency can also be very different. It should not be substituted for butter in most recipes unless otherwise specified by the recipe that this substitution is acceptable.

Can you substitute oil for butter in recipes?

No, this would taste terrible, but you can substitute margarine for butter. Sorry, I have to disagree. Margarine tastes nasty to me, even a little bit in a recipe. It would depend on the recipe if you could use butter in place of oil. Butter and oil are equivalent fats and are pretty much interch (MORE)

Substitute for oil when baking a cake?

instead of a cup of oil in a cake, you can substitute a cup of applesauce. you can hardly taste any difference, but it is a lot healthier for you.. You can use a cup of butter instead of the oil too.

Can you substitute coconut oil in baking for butter?

I suppose it would depend on what you are baking. I have used coconut oil to replace butter in my gluten free pineapple up-side down cake. I have not yet tried to use it for other baking, but it works beautifully in the cake recipe.

Can butter be substituted in place of vegetable oil in baking strawberry cake?

I have often interchanged 'fats' when baking depending on what I had on hand. Sometimes it slightly changed the texture of the final product, but sometimes it didn't. Butter has a higher level of saturated fat so vegetable oil would be lighter , but I've never had a problem by substituting one for (MORE)

How much oil do you substitute for butter?

Oil and butter are equivalent fats; if the recipe calls for one tablespoon of oil, use one tablespoon of butter. Please note. this is not true for margarine or spread, a tablespoon of one of these does not contain a tablespoon of fat but fat and many other ingredients.

Can you substitute grapeseed oil for vegetable oil in baking?

Grapeseed oil is a brilliant oil to use for most purposes. Not sure about deep frying, as this would possibly destroy the goodqualities of this fine oil in particular. I have used this oil in baking for many years with only goodresults to show.

Can vegetable oil be substituted for butter in baking?

No. In many baking recipes, a combination of butter and sugar provides a solid base. Once the batter is baked, the butter melts over time and is spread evenly throughout the goods. Using melted butter or liquid oils will weigh down your batter and cause the bottoms of your goods to be greasy and/or (MORE)

Can you substitute olive oil with vegetable oil for baking and frying?

Yes, to some extent. The taste of olive oil will be noticeable in the final product, so olive oil can only be used in products where that taste will be acceptable. Olive oil also has a lower smoke point than other oils, so it is not appropriate for frying at high temperatures.

Can you substitute margarine instead of butter when baking cakes?

Certainly, in a one-to-one proportion (i.e. 1/2 cup butter = 1/2 cup margarine). You may find, however, that the flavor isn't quite as good. Also, keep an eye on the baking time. Most margarine is just solidified vegetable oil, so the texture of the cake will be a little different.

How much butter to substitute cooking oil?

If the cooking oil is given in grams (or a weight measure), it's the same weight. If it's given in mils (or a liquid measure), melt the butter and use the same amount.

When baking can you substitute vegetable oil for cooking oil?

"Cooking oil" is actually a broad term for purified fat derived from plants which is normally liquid at room temperature. "Vegetable oil," when used to label a cooking oil product may refer to a specific oil like rapeseed oil or to a blend of different oils. Not all vegetable oils are edible - some (MORE)

Can margarine be used in substitution for butter when baking shortbread cookies?

In most recipes margarine could be substituted for butter, but not in the case of shortbread. Shortbread dough is designed to be as dry as possible; this ensures the crumbliness of the final biscuit. Margarine has a much higher water content than butter which will make the resulting shortbread much (MORE)

Can you substitute butter for oleo baking cookies?

Absolutely Yes. Butter was the original fat used to bake cookies and is still the preferred ingredient. Oleo (margarine) was actually a substitute for the more expensive butter and over the past years became the "new" butter. Your cookies will taste much better made with butter.

Can you substitute oil for butter and a cookie recipe?

Generally, when substituting canola oil for butter in baked products, you can use ¾ cup of canola oil for every cup of butter . If you do a straight conversion (cup for cup), you will need to slightly reduce one of the other liquid ingredients in the recipe . You want to retain (MORE)