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Can I substitute shortening for the veg oil called for in my boxed cake?



Asked by TXdanielly at 9:51 PM on Jun. 20, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (5)
  • Applesauce! Much healthier too! I use it even when i have oil lol

    Answer by mommyofAurora at 10:13 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • Maybe if you melted it. I do know you can use applesauce instead though.

    Answer by wilcoxamanda at 9:53 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • No. They behave very differently in baking.
    But yes, you can use applesauce instead.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 9:57 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • No, you can't. Use applesauce instead. Your cake will be moister and healthier.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:56 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • Well I didn't have applesauce and used melted butter instead. It totally changed the consistency BUT my family loves the cake anyway (they must- it's almost gone!)

    Answer by TXdanielly at 11:12 PM on Jun. 22, 2009