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Can I substitute sour cream for buttermilk in a cake?

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Can I substitute sour cream for buttermilk in a cake?

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lunettes | | Jul 3, 2012 06:30 PM

I've been to the supermarket a few times and I haven't seen buttermilk, so I'm wondering if I can use sour cream instead of the buttermilk. Or should I just use a buttermilk substitute? I'm just nervous about using the buttermilk substitute that calls for adding vinegar to milk, because the recipe that I'm using already calls for vinegar in the batter. It's for a red velvet cake: http://divascancook.com/2009/11/the-b...

Will using a buttermilk substitute affect the flavor negatively, especially since there is vinegar already in the recipe? Will substituting one cup of sour cream for the one cup of buttermilk have a negative affect on the cake?

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