Baking Can you bake a cake using canola oil?

  • Posted by: Sarahcam
  • December 17, 2011


ATG117 December 18, 2011
I've subbed oil for butter in cakes when I've needed, at times, to make them dairy-free. The texture will definitely be different when you swap a solid fat for one that is liquid, but the cake always turned out just fine. Maybe I've been lucky. The caveat is, i would not do the swap with something that relied very much on a tight crumb or with a pie crust, naturally.
susan G. December 17, 2011
Typical recipes for carrot cake and many bundt cakes use (unspecified) oils. There are cake recipes that call for olive oil which should work with canola, with the olive oil flavor.
Merrill S. December 17, 2011
If the recipe calls for vegetable oil, canola oil is fine.
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