Changing Out Butter In A Cake Mix For Oil

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Kiddiekakes Posted 7 Dec 2011 , 8:11pm
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I have a couple of Betty Crocker Hershey Chocolate cake mixes that my mom brought back for me but they require 1 cup of butter in place of oil..Can I use oil instead of wasting butter and if so how much?

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chelleb1974 Posted 7 Dec 2011 , 8:24pm
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I believe you can subsitute it 1 for 1. I know I've used melted butter instead of oil in cake mixes and it's come out fine.


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karateka Posted 7 Dec 2011 , 10:32pm
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Butter is 80% fat and the rest milk solids and water. Oil is 100% fat. Simple math should fix you up.

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Unlimited Posted 8 Dec 2011 , 12:50am
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I've had butter recipe cake once, and it tasted burnt. Butter burnsI wouldn't waste the butter either, I'd use oil instead.

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