I Ran Out Of Oil, What Can I Do?

Decorating By Danishwiz Updated 22 Mar 2008 , 2:08pm by msthang1224

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Danishwiz Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 11:35pm
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I am in the middle of making cakes (box mixes icon_redface.gif), and I ran out of oil. Can I melt down butter or crisco and use that instead of veg. oil?

Thanks!

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kakeladi Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 11:46pm
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Just leave it out! I never add oil to my cakes and they are still nice and moisticon_smile.gif
Another alternative is to replace the amount of oil with applesauce OR purne puree OR most any fruit puree.

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indydebi Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 11:55pm
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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! icon_lol.gif ), 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.

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Danishwiz Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 11:56pm
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GREAT! Thank you so much!

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Malakin Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 12:12am
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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.

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reneemiracle Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 12:14am
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You can substitute oil with applesauce, same amount. It makes your cakes very moist.

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oliveoyle Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 2:33pm
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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

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msthang1224 Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:08pm
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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.

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