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

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kimhw November 18, 2012
Olive oil adds a really deep, dense, fruity flavor. If that sounds good use the olive oil.
 
jsdunbar November 18, 2012
I've used applesauce in chocolate cake with great results.
 
Ghazzzit November 18, 2012
I'd highly recommend Midge's Grown up birthday cake: http://www.food52.com/recipes/6857_grownup_birthday_cake
The recipe calls for olive oil and white wine, and turns out a fantastic moist and flavorful chocolate cake.
 
jamesransom_nyc November 18, 2012
I'm making a chocolate cake, so that works! Thanks!
 
Stephanie B. November 18, 2012
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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