substituting oil for butter in cakes...

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by dean.b, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. dean.b

    dean.b

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    Do you ever substitute oil for butter in your cakes?  If so, how do you work out how much oil you should use in a recipe compared to butter?
    I am hoping this substitution might make my cakes a bit more moist to last longer in a bain marie without drying out.
    Thanks.
     
  2. koukouvagia

    koukouvagia

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    I'm not a baker but I know that in Greece butter is often overlooked as an ingredient.  I've eaten cookies, cakes, and other baked goods made with pure olive oil and they've been delicious.  I wouldn't know how to do it myself but I can attest to the fact that if done right you get excellent results.