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Melt it and let it cool. The cake will be denser with shortening than with oil.

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You can not eat vegetable shortening in cake......it is edible...but you can not use it in cake..you can use vegetable oil if you like....:)


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You CAN it will taste the same if not better


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. i wouldn't if i were you.



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You can try some vegetable oil, shortening, or applesauce. Since it is only one egg, if the recipe still involves more, it shouldn't be that big of a deal just to leave one out.


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