Bleighva Posted 21 Sep 2012 , 11:45pm
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I was wondering if you can substitute buttermilk for water when called for in a cake recipe? If so what are the taste / texture effects? I have never tried it but I have heard of people never using water.....

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sweettooth101 Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 12:14am
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Are you substituting for allergy or lactose intolerence? or not having buttermilk on hand?
If it's for the second reason, you could use 1 cup milk add 1 tablespoon vinegar allow to stand for 10 minutes. The texture of the product is definitely better with buttermilk.

Bleighva Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 1:45am
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I have always just used water when the recipe calls for water but was wondering if i were to substitute buttermilk in if it would enhance the flavor / texture instead of just using water?

sweettooth101 Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 2:03am
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I think it will give you a moist crumb, and doesn't dry out when left a few days. The only way to know is to try it out. Some of the best recipes come out from trial and errors.lol

bikemom3 Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 2:23am
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I use buttermilk in place of water when using cake mixes all the time. It works great!

MimiFix Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 2:56am
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I, too, will use buttermilk in a recipe that calls for water. I also add a small amount of baking soda to offset the acidity.

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