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Emergency sub for veg oil! Quick!

I need to make a box cake and have no time to run back to the store. Can I use veg. shortening melted? what about melted butter? I have a tiny bit of veg oil can I mix it with one of the others I mention?


Asked by But_Mommie at 3:05 PM on Jul. 30, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (12)
  • I think butter would be fine. I love butter; it makes things taste great.

    Answer by allans_girl at 3:11 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Do you have applesauce? I would use that.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 3:07 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • use butter or what about olive oil

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 3:07 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • I have used shortening or lard

    Answer by jenree33 at 3:07 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • applesauce

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:07 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • melt the shortening and use whatever amount the recipe asks for.
    A healthy substitute is applesauce.

    Answer by Cherrie522 at 3:08 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • I wish I had bought that apple sauce! I looked at it! So I guess I'm safe using a little veg oil I have and butter melted to equal the yield then?

    Answer by But_Mommie at 3:09 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Either melted shortnening or melted butter will work. I usually use butter instead of veg oil anyway, it adds great flavor.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:09 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • You can also use pureed bananas

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:16 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Applesauce is a great substitue when baking. Makes the cake or brownies low fat!!

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:52 PM on Jul. 30, 2009