All questions

making a cake from scratch, only have olive oil, crisco, butter, margarine, apple sauce - no veg oil. what's my best recourse?

asked by rainman over 2 years ago
5 answers 1847 views
Bf5be0bd-e5ea-487d-af39-610425cdb292.steph
Stephanie Bourgeois

Stephanie is the Head Recipe Tester of Food52.

added over 2 years ago

What type of cake are you making? If it's something that would work will with olive oil, I'd go for that. Chocolate cake or plain cakes made with olive oil have a great fruity dimension.

Eb515e78-7387-4e72-b91d-acfa26b55b99.default-full
added over 2 years ago

I'm making a chocolate cake, so that works! Thanks!

Eb515e78-7387-4e72-b91d-acfa26b55b99.default-full
added over 2 years ago

I'd highly recommend Midge's Grown up birthday cake: http://www.food52.com/recipes...
The recipe calls for olive oil and white wine, and turns out a fantastic moist and flavorful chocolate cake.

Eb515e78-7387-4e72-b91d-acfa26b55b99.default-full
added over 2 years ago

I've used applesauce in chocolate cake with great results.

Eb515e78-7387-4e72-b91d-acfa26b55b99.default-full
added over 2 years ago

Olive oil adds a really deep, dense, fruity flavor. If that sounds good use the olive oil.