I Used Veg Oil Instead Of Veg Shortening In Red Velvet Cake. Disaster Or No?

Baking By Cute_lil_bean Updated 5 Jan 2013 , 1:30am by Cute_lil_bean

Cute_lil_bean Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 8:22pm
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I absentmindedly reached for the vegetable oil instead of the shortening called for in the recipe. Will it still turn out? thanks in advance!

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Marianna46 Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 8:38pm
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Probably not.a disaster. I've done this a couple of times on purpose when I was out of butter or shortening (depending on what the recipe called for). Actually, one was even better with the vegetable oil . I've also used olive oil instead of vegetable oil with no appreciable difference in taste or texture.

cheatize Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 9:54pm
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The recipe I use calls for oil instead of shortening. It will probably be fine.

Cute_lil_bean Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 1:30am
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Well it turned out fine! Maybe a little on the dense and moist side as opposed to fluffy and light, but that absolutely acceptable in my book! Thanks for the responses. 

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