krumbledkakes Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 5:14pm
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I posted this in cake decorating, but thought that might not be the right board so I'll repost here too

Hey, I was right in the middle of making a quick dessert for me and hubby to have after dinner tonight and completely forgot to buy vegetable oil when I bought the cake mix.

It says 3 eggs, 1 cup water, and 1/3 cup oil. It doesn't state veggie oil, so would it be ok if I use the oil I have. It's one I bought from costco, and it's a nut/olive/grape oil mix.

I tried looking on google, but some say it will be fine, others say it alters the taste significantlly. Any tips?

And if I can't use that, would melted butter work

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denetteb Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 6:13pm
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Not sure if you finished already, but if it was me, I think I would go with melted butter over the olive oil blend.

sabre Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 9:27pm
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I use apple sauce as a substitution for oil when making cake mixes with great results. The cakes are moist and rise perfectly.

kakeladi Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 10:18pm
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Hey for future knowledge one does NOT need oil. I've been baking cakes (box) for more than 20 yrs w/o using any oil at all. Some people use fruit puree` (such as applesauce) but I don't even add that icon_smile.gif You still will have a great cake. BTW I would not use oilive oil as it has a distinct flavor.

denetteb Posted 25 Mar 2012 , 12:06am
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Good ideas, I wasn't thinking outside the box like you two were.

krumbledkakes Posted 26 Mar 2012 , 3:03am
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Ty all for your replies! I ended up using melted butter since I didn't have any applesauce or anything either lol.

denetteb Posted 26 Mar 2012 , 4:01am
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And.......how did it turn out?

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