hperez Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 11:37am
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I have a client that the family has an allergy to butter. I need to make their cake with oil. How do I convert a butter receipe into oil? And what is the difference between vegtable oil and olive oil? Thanks for your help.
My particular receipe calls for 2 sticks of butter. Thanks again.

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Elise87 Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 3:47am
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Ok here's what i found out on google lol

1 stick of butter is equal to 1/4 of a cup

1/4 of a cup is equal to 3 tablespoons of oil


Here is a conversion chart for you as well:

http://www.goodcooking.com/conversions/butt_oil.htm


With the oils, if you have to i personally would suggest using an extra-light or light olive oil. It doesn't have the flavour of full strength olive oil so won't make your cake etc taste olive oily and it a lot healthier than a lot of other oils because it is higher in mono-unsatured fat (the good fat) then the saturated fat (the bad fat).

HTH icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 6:02am
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In the U.S., a stick of butter weighs 4 oz. (1/4 pound) but its volume is 1/2 cup or 8 Tbsp.

So two sticks of butter would equal 8 oz. ( 1/2 pound) or 1 cup (16 Tbsp.)

According to your conversion chart, the correct substitution would be 3/4 cup olive oil. icon_smile.gif

HTH

Elise87 Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 6:07am
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woh really? I got my info off 3 american websites which all said the same and even though it looked a bit odd, they all said it!!

That's it, i think i should stop helping with things i don't know about myself icon_redface.gificon_sad.gif

Thanks for saving my derriere Jan lol

JanH Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 6:35am
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Elise87, You certainly get points for trying! thumbs_up.gif

Baking/Cooking in America can be confusing because some of our measurements are by weight and some are by volume...

International cake glossary:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-603444-.html

AU/US/UK measuring cup differences:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-582763-.html

HTH

Elise87 Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 6:38am
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you know what Jan? I only learnt we had different measurements yesterday lol so i tried to find American websites to give the right info but that still didn't work out lol

Thanks for the links icon_biggrin.gif

auzzi Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 9:33am
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I have a client that the family has an allergy to butter. I need to make their cake with oil. How do I convert a butter receipe into oil? And what is the difference between vegtable oil and olive oil? Thanks for your help.
My particular receipe calls for 2 sticks of butter.




There is not straight substitution of oil for butter in a recipe made for butter. There is no reason to think that a substitution would produce your normal cake. One is solid and the other is liquid - oil is a pure fat while butter is about 80% fat.

A substitution of a dairy-free or vegan spread would be more likely to work ..

Or find a recipe formulated for oils ..

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