Katskakes Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 7:54pm

Is it the same as adding "veg oil"?
i'm looking at a Whoopie pie recipe - they seem very similar to reg chocolate cakes.

http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1913,137176-236202,00.html

TY
Kat

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KoryAK Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 9:46pm

yes it is going to be the same purpose, but your results are going to differ a little, a cake made with shortening is going to be a little firmer (as short. is firmer than oil) and may leave a greasy residue in your mouth.

Katskakes Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 11:50pm

thanks!

ew... it's bad enough to get it from the icing. I usually use butter instead of veg oil.

JanH Posted 10 Jul 2007 , 8:24am

Here's a nice site for learning the science behind cake baking:
(Including function of ingredients in a balanced formula/recipe.)

http://www.bakingandbakingscience.com/Cakes.htm

HTH

Katskakes Posted 10 Jul 2007 , 5:52pm

Thank you JanH... you are always so helpful!

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