Does Butter Make Cakes Dry?

Decorating By vmanbakes Updated 9 Jan 2014 , 1:19am by MBalaska

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vmanbakes Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 11:35pm
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One of my favorite cakes in red velvet cake which most people make using only vegetable oil but I have come across some recipes that use half butter and half vegetable oil or all butter.  I have never used butter in a red velvet cake but I have thought about it but I am scared that the butter will cause the cake to be dry. I have never heard of anyone using all oil in a cake and it being dry  so I was wondering how you can use butter in a cake and keep the cake from being dry.

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costumeczar Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 12:26am
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My red velvet recipe uses only butter. Butter doesn't make a cake dry, a badly balanced recipe or overbaking makes a cake dry. If your recipe is good and your technique is right the cake will be fine.

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MBalaska Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 1:19am
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I've had some luck by lowering the oven temperature down to 325 degrees on the butter cakes.

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