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 Post subject: Oil vs Margarine?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:22 pm 
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This may be an amateur question, but I am looking at some of the dessert recipes from Isa, and some of them call for oil while others call for margarine. Is it okay to use vegetable oil in a cake recipe if it originally calls for margarine? I find Earth Balance can be more expensive, so if I can just use oil instead without impacting the product, that'd be wonderful!


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 Post subject: Re: Oil vs Margarine?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:23 pm 
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you can sub, but you should use a bit less oil if the recipe calls for margarine. i think it's 1/3 cup oil for a 1/2 cup marge.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil vs Margarine?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:24 am 
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It depends. If the recipe calls for melted margerine, you can sub oil like ijdi says. If the marg is used solid, for instance, creamed with sugar and then added to the batter, subbing liquid oil may affect the texture of the batter in a bad way. You can use solid oils like coconut oil in those cases, also using a bit less than the recipe calls for.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil vs Margarine?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:10 am 
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Oil usually works fine as a substitute in cakes. Use something with a mild or neutral flavor, like canola. You want to increase the salt a little, though, since margarine has some and oil does not.

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