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Subbing butter for vegetable shortening in a cake recipe

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Subbing butter for vegetable shortening in a cake recipe

nofunlatte | Aug 2, 2011 09:49 AM

I'm going to bake a chocolate cake (for a layer cake) and I keep butter on hand, but not vegetable shortening. Can I make the substitution without much of a problem? I'm already subbing "homemade" cake flour (the AP-cornstarch sub) for the regular cake flour. I'd rather not buy ingredients that I won't use much (i.e. cake flour, veg. shortening)--they take up valuable space.

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