Panicking-- Bought Wrong Ingredient

Baking By Lenette Updated 17 Aug 2010 , 3:59am by Babs1964

Lenette Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 3:27am
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The search function is not cooperating for me tonight and I need an answer ASAP. I bought a case of butter this evening and accidentally picked up regular, not unsalted. I have always used unsalted for my baking.

I need to bake these cakes tomorrow. Can I use it in my recipe or do I need to call in the morning and hope (beg them, really) they will let me exchange it?

Any help on this is appreciated! Thanks

7 replies
tlreetz Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 3:39am
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I use salted sweet cream butter in all my cakes and icings....use it, it works great!

happy baking!

cakesdivine Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 3:40am
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I will be fine, just lessen the amount of salt you use in your recipe.

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 3:41am
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I've been a hobby baker for over 40 years, and have regularly used salted butter in my recipe's for cakes, icings, etc. The only thing you might want to pay attention to is if your cake recipe calls for salt, use a bit less. HTHicon_smile.gif

matthewkyrankelly Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 3:41am
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I have never been able to tell the difference in a baked good or frosting.

PiccoloChellie Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 3:44am
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Also chiming in that you'll be just fine. thumbs_up.gif I only keep salted butter and use it for everything.

Lenette Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 3:48am
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Thank you all! Will it be okay with the SMBC too?

I will try it and reduce the salt by a 1/2 teaspoon per recipe (calls for 2 tsp normally) in the cake and no salt in the SMBC.

I appreciate you all chiming in!


Babs1964 Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 3:59am
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Yes it will be fine in SMBC

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