Salted And Unsalted Butter

Baking By wjntbc Updated 20 Aug 2010 , 12:16pm by Jan14grands

wjntbc Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 3:24am
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Do we really need to use unsalted butter in making cake? What is the different using salted and unsalted butter? Does the salted butter affect the texture and taste of the cake?

6 replies
The_Caketress Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 3:33am
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Yes it has to be unsalted butter for both cakes and frostings or else your cake will taste salty. Cheers!

sari66 Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 3:42am
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Yes! I accidently used salted butter in a wasc cake that I added salt to and it was gross!! Now I double check all butter icon_smile.gif

vtcake Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 1:17am
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I always only use salted butter, and neither my cakes nor my frosting ever has tasted salty.

scp1127 Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 3:34am
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It comes down to what you prefer... it can't be wrong.

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 8:15am
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You can use salted butter in baking, just cut down the salt it asks for and it will be fine.

As for my BC, I mix both unsalted and salted butter. The salted butter helps cut down the sweetness.

Jan14grands Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 12:16pm
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I always use salted butter and it's fine. No salty taste, in my opinion. I just don't add salt.

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