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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 1 year ago
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Stephanie Bourgeois

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added over 1 year 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.

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added over 1 year ago

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

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added over 1 year 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.

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added over 1 year ago

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

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added over 1 year ago

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