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Q: One cup shortening to oil measurement?
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Recipe calls for one cup shortening . what is the oil measurement?

"A pint's a pound, the world around." Water, fat oil, for any practical purpose weigh the same. 1 cup (8 oz) of shortening = 1 Stick of butter = 1 cup of oil

Is one third cup oil equal to one third cup shortening?


How much vegetable oil equals 1 cup shortening?

One cup

How do you convert shortening to oil in a recipe?

Use 2/3 or 3/4 cup vegetable oil (I use canola) for each cup of shortening or butter.

Can vegetable oil be a sub for shortening in a cake recipe?

Yes, just substitute one cup for one cup and so on.

How much oil to use for one fourth cup of shortening?

3 tablespoons

Recipe calls for 1 cup oil how much shortening can you use?

Just melt your shortening until you have one cup. Let it cool before using. It's the same thing.

How do you convert 1 cup shortening to canola oil?

Try 3/4 Cup Oil.

Can vegetable oil be used for crisco in baking?

You can safely substitute liquid oil for solid shortening in baking ONLY if the recipe calls for the shortening to be melted first. You can substitute butter or margarine for shortening ( 1 cup + 2 Tbsp for each cup of shortening). You can also substitute 1/2 cup applesauce or prune puree for each cup of shortening.

How much butter is in one fourth cup of shortening?

Shortening is solidified fat. It can be hydrogenated vegetable oil, cocoa butter, butter, lard or tallow(rendered beef fat). 1/4 cup of shortening would be the equivalent of 1/4 cup of any of the above.

Can you mix crisco shortening with vegetable oil for peanut butter cookies?

if a peanut butter recipe call for vegetable oil 1/3 cup and I only have 1/4 cup can I melt crisco shortening and add to the vegetable oil.

How much vegetable oil do i substitute forfor 12 cup shortening?

There is a problem with substituting oil for shortening. You will have to adjust all the liquids in the recipe. In most cases I wouldn't suggest it.

Can I substitute vegetable oil for margarine?

To replace one cup of margarine one may use 1 cup shortening plus 1/2 teaspoon salt OR 1 cup butter OR 7/8 cup vegetable oil plus 1/2 teaspoon salt OR 7/8 cup lard plus 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Can you substitute oil for shortening on pie crust?

No, pie crust is one of the things that has to use a solid shortening.

How may cups in a 35 lb container of shortening?

Not quite shortening, but close, Canola Oil there are 81.39 cups in a 35lb container. Figured by 1 cup weighing .43 of a pound.

Can you substitute vegetable oil for shortening in banana bread?

I do it all the time. Try using 1/4 cup.

How much oil equals 1 cup of shortening?

The two aren't precisely equivalent. To know whether or not you can replace shortening with oil in any given recipe, you may need to try it and see. As a starting point for your experiments, you should probably use approximately 1/4 less oil than the recipe calls for in shortening. Adjust this up or down depending on results.

How much oil can I substitute for two thirds cup of oil?

What are you substituting the oil with? What kind of recipe? You couldn't use butter for the oil in salad dressing. Sometimes it does matter what kind of shortening you use.

Is a quarter stick of butter the same as a quarter cup of vegetable oil?

No. A stick of butter is one half cup, so half a stick is equal in measurement to a quarter cup of vegetable oil. If used as a substitute for vegetable oil, the butter should be melted and cooled before added to the other ingredients.

Why does a plastic shortening like margarine or butter weigh less per cup than a melted one or cooking oil?

Because there may be a little air in butter as a solid form

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 1/4 cup applesauce.

Can vegetable oil be used as a substitution for shortening in baking?

No, oil is liquid, shortening should be solid. Margarine or butter can be used as shortening.

How much oil is one fourth cup of butter?

One quarter cup (one fourth cup) of butter is equal to one quarter cup of oil.

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.

What can be used as a substitute for one stick of butter in a cookie recipe?

An equal amount of margarine (not the soft spread stuff) Margarine (1 cup), Crisco, Vegetable Shortening (1 cup), Vegetable Oil or Apple Sauce are all good substitutes for butter.