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How do I add applesauce to a cake recipe?

This is a very wet gingerbread batter.
Should I substitute the applesauce for (some portion of) the eggs, butter, molasses, or beer? Does it matter?

asked by Sophie almost 4 years ago

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JULI
added almost 4 years ago

Applesauce can be substituted for OIL in a recipe, not for eggs, molasses, buter, or beer

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hardlikearmour
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added almost 4 years ago

I'd probably start by replacing the beer with applesauce -- depending on how wet the batter is it could work as a 1:1 replacement, but you may need to add extra liquid if it's too dry. You can replace melted butter with applesauce as well, but I think you'll have less textural change by replacing the beer. If you go with the fat replacement, start by only substituting half (or less) with the applesauce.

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