Butter Vs Oil?

Baking By gladymar10 Updated 1 Oct 2011 , 12:03am by auzzi

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gladymar10 Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 12:38pm
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to substitute 2c of butter for oil how much oil do i need??

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auzzi Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 12:03am
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If the butter is in a baking recipe ie cake, then butter provides the means whereby the cake batter is aerated. Aeration plus the leavener in the cake makes it rise. It also is influences the structure or crumb of the cake.

Substituting oil for butter means considerably less rising and a closer denser crumb structure.

That being said: 2 cups butter is 80% fat content which equals 1.6 cups oil. You will have to adjust the moisture content because you are omitting 0.4 cups liquid.

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