What Kind Of Oil Do You Use In Your Cake???

Decorating By kimmyboo925 Updated 13 May 2008 , 9:57am by grama_j

kimmyboo925 Posted 12 May 2008 , 10:41pm
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Hi all.. just was wondering what kind of oil you guys use in your cakes.... be it boxed or scratch...

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Grettel Posted 12 May 2008 , 10:45pm
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No oil. Salted butter (bar) is the best way to go.
Good Luck!

mkolmar Posted 12 May 2008 , 11:13pm
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I'm the opposite of Grettel. I use unsalted butter only for my baked goods and when it calls for oil I use either canola or vegetable oil.

indydebi Posted 12 May 2008 , 11:17pm
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canola, vegetable..... it's all the same to me.

JenniferMI Posted 12 May 2008 , 11:17pm
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Regular 'ole vegetable oil here....

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HerBoudoir Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:32am
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Unsalted butter most of the time. Salted butter isn't ideal for baking because the quantity of salt varies widely and can throw off the chemistry; better to use unsalted and add the salt the recipe calls for.

When I use oil, I use canola oil, because it's one of the "better for you" monounsaturated oils. I'm actually working on converting a couple of my scratch recipes to use canola oil instead for this reason. I don't think I can get away with it with a vanilla cake, but have tried a couple contenders in chocolate.

staceyssweettreats Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:13am
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vegetable oil

kakeladi Posted 13 May 2008 , 4:48am
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No oil or butter or margerine....none of them.

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 13 May 2008 , 8:52am
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I actually use unsweetened natural apple sauce in place of the oil. Same measurements. I feel it's healthier and no one has ever been able to tell, or has mentioned it if they've noticed. My hubby was really surprised the first time he caught me doing it and has begun to use it also when something calls for oil.

Somewhere on this site is a thread about using pumpkin puree to replace the oil, but I've never tried it.


LadyMike Posted 13 May 2008 , 9:18am
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If I use oil, it's usually canola.

jlvmorales Posted 13 May 2008 , 9:27am
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I use only vegetable oil.

grama_j Posted 13 May 2008 , 9:57am
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I don't use oil.... I substitute the amount of oil called for with Helman's Mayo....

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