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Can you substitute cooking oil for shortening/lard in a cake recipe in equal parts?

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 The substitution for a cake would be in equal parts.   You may want to cut back on fat and replace half with oil and half with applesauce.   The moisture of the cake will be equivalent.
   There are times when you can't replace shortening/butter in a recipe  ---- pie crust.

Posted on 6 Dec 2007

Nedra Christensen
Utah State University Extension Dietician

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