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Oil for Chocolate Cake?

orlybabe | Sep 10, 201810:16 AM

Hi, I’m making Hot Chocolate Cake (using Starbucks hot chocolate!) for a birthday party tomorrow. I normally opt for butter in chocolate cakes as I feel it gives a richer taste, but all of the hot chocolate cake recipes I found use vegetable oil. I’ve always felt vegetable oil in chocolate cake can taste a little empty and... oil-ish? If you know what I mean, like an oily, almost yucky taste. I’m wondering if this is because I’ve been using the wrong oil all this time - so my question is, what is the best type of oil - vegetable oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, corn oil etc - to use in chocolate cake to give it depth of flavor and no oily taste/smell? Thanks heaps!!

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