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I have used applesauce to replace the oil in cake recipes. It lowers the fat content in the recipe. Use the same amount of applesauce as you would oil.
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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 ( Full Answer )

What is a substitute for oil in cake?

applesauce, pureed pumpkin, pureed prunes can be substituted. because baking needs to be exact, get some advice on how much to substitute in which recipe. You can do this, or you also can actually also use pudding mix instead of oil. The cake will turn out dense and moist, substituting the purpose ( Full Answer )

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 canola oil be used for baking cakes instead of vegetable oil?

Someone answered this with a "yes" however my experience suggests otherwise. I used Canola Oil in place of Vegetable Oil. My hubby wanted his favorite Brownies and the cupboard was bare when it came to Vegetable Oil. Well the Brownies looked and felt as good as ever but tasted absolutely horrible ( Full Answer )

Can you use canola oil to bake a cake?

Yes Defiantly I am 100 Percent Sure That You Can Use Canola Oil in A Cake In Fact I have A Canola Oil And Honey Cake That I bake Almost Every Month For My Friends So Yes I Am 120 Percent Sure You Can

Can peanut oil be used when baking cakes?

yes if you want ur cake to taste a little peanutty. but peanut oil wuldnt really be great if u wanted a low fat cake coz peanut oil has more fat in it than normal 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 ( Full Answer )

Can you use vegetable oil instead of butter to bake banana cake?

You can substitute vegetable oil for butter in a cake, but be aware that some vegetable oils have a strong or savoury flavour that might not be suitable for a cake. Taste the oil first. Also, butter, being a natural animal product, melts at body temperature, giving a luxurious mouth-feel as it mel ( Full Answer )

What can you substitute for oil in cake recipes for vegans?

My grandmother told me I can omit the oil called for in cake mixes if I sift the cake mix. I tried this when making cupcakes in an ice cream cone. It worked very well and the cones did not get soggy the next day like they did when I used the oil.

Can you substitute oil for pudding in a cake?

Yes, but it will change the consistency. Pudding makes for a much heavier cake. Rule of thumb use 1.5 as much pudding as you would oil. If the recipe calls for 1 cup of oil, use 1 and a half cups of pudding. Conversely if the recipe calls for 1 cup of oil only use 3/4 cup of oil. You can exchange ( Full Answer )

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.

What is a good substitute for brandy when baking a cake?

If you are looking to substitute the brandy taste in a recipe, you can use brandy flavored extract. You would not use the same amount, as an extract is concentrated, therefore, you would only use about 1-2 teaspoons of the extract. If you are using brandy for it's alcohol content, and are desiring ( Full Answer )

Can you use butter instead of oil for baking a cake?

Yes. The difference between Oils in cooking and butter are very minimal when using as an anti-sticking agent. Although, calorie wise, the oil is usually the better bet; but butter can be substituted in emergencies. The biggest difference in using butter in lieu of oil is TASTE. Save for a few, oi ( Full Answer )

Can you use olive oil for baking cakes?

Yes, as long as the recipe calls for oil and not shortening. Ifshortening is used, reduce the other liquid, probably milk by alittle bit.

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 ( Full Answer )

What can you use as a substitute for sour cream in cake baking?

Matching Sour Cream Substitutions for Baking - 1 CupEquivalents. Whole milk Greek yogurt = 3/4 Cup + 1 Tbs whole milk Greek yogurt Nonfat plainyogurt. =. 3/4Cup nonfat plain yogurt. Nonfat Greekyogurt. =. 3/4Cup + 1 Tbs nonfat Greek yogurt. Nonfat plainyogurt. =. 3/4Cup + 1 Tbs nonfat ( Full Answer )

What can be used as a substitute for eggs and oil in a cake mix?

I use the same amount of melted butter. It makes my cakes stay moist longer. A different answer: If one cannot use either eggs or oil for a cake mix, it might be best to choose a different type of dessert or make a cake from scratch with available ingredients. While making substitution for ei ( Full Answer )

Can mayonnaise be used as a substitute for eggs and oil in a cake mix?

Using mayonnaise as a substitute for eggs and oil in any cake mixture won't work since the eggs have been incorporated into the oil in an emulsifying process: both ingredients now have totally different characteristics and will react very differently from the original, separate ingredients when used ( Full Answer )

Can you use expired vegetable oil to bake cake?

Expired vegetable oil may be rancid, in which case it should not be used for any food. If the oil has no unpleasant odor or taste, it MAY be safe to use, particularly if the container had not been opened before the expiration date.

What oil can you use to bake cakes?

I usually use sunflower oil, but any other plain tasting oil will work - canola, rapeseed, or any other vegetable oil.

What kind of oil do you use when baking a cake?

If the recipe calls for oil, any vegetable oil is fine, though I don't recommend olive oil for that - it's distinctive flavor will come through in the cake. But corn oil, safflower oil, canola oil, etc, are all fine.