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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 jamesransom_nyc almost 4 years ago
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Stephanie Bourgeois

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added almost 4 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.

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added almost 4 years ago

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

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added almost 4 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.

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added almost 4 years ago

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

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added almost 4 years ago

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