I am in the middle of making cakes (box mixes ), and I ran out of oil. Can I melt down butter or crisco and use that instead of veg. oil?
Just leave it out! I never add oil to my cakes and they are still nice and moist
Another alternative is to replace the amount of oil with applesauce OR purne puree OR most any fruit puree.
Being the only kid in america that grew up poor.... (it'a joke I started a few threads ago since I seem to be the only person who grew up with a mom who used margarine and box mixes! ), we never bought oil, only shortening, and when a recipe called for oil, we just melted shortening and used that. Did it for years.....stuff turned out fine.
GREAT! Thank you so much!
I am always running out of stuff so I melt the Crisco on a slow defrost in microwave, wait till it cools so that when it hits the liquid in the cake mix it doesn't re-solidify, and then I add it. I tried adding too soon and it became solid when it hit the cold water or milk.
You can substitute oil with applesauce, same amount. It makes your cakes very moist.
I rarly use oil in my box mixes, 9 times out of 10 I use a melted stick of blue bonnet margerine yes the whole stick, I don't really like the texture I get when I use real butter ,but I like the flavor .
just my opinion hope it helps
I'm just like Malakin, always running out of stuff at the last minute, lol. It just happened to me not to long ago and I was standing in front of the crieco, had the thought and then said, "Nahhh", lol. But will try next time.