Applesauce can be used as a substitute for vegetable oil in cakes. The conversion ratio is 1:1. Therefore, if the recipe calls for 1 cup of vegetable oil, then 1 cup of applesauce should be used.
All-natural applesauce without added sugar is the best option when picking an applesauce. Many baked goods recipes contain sugar already, and extra sweetener could change the taste of the finished product.
Applesauce also changes the texture and consistency of cake, making it a little chewier than normal. However, unlike oil, applesauce is fat free, so it creates a lower-fat and lower-calorie dessert. One way to enjoy the best of both worlds is to use half applesauce and half oil.Learn More
Applesauce, olive oil and canola oil can be used in place of vegetable oil depending on the cooking task. There are many of other substitutes for vegetable oil, such as bananas, butter and even yogurt.Full Answer >
According to Eat By Date, if they are stored correctly, unopened cake mix and unopened icing can be used and eaten even after they are out of date. Eat By Date explains that, unopened, these pantry items each have a shelf life of about four months past the printed sell-by-date.Full Answer >
Vegetable shortening and vegetable oil are not the same. Vegetable oil is derived from plant sources such as seeds. Manufacturers create shortening from vegetable oil through a process called hydrogenation, which creates a solid fat. Thus, vegetable shortening may contain more saturated fat and trans fatty acids than vegetable oil.Full Answer >
Canola oil can be substituted for vegetable oil in baking, frying and sauteing. Canola oil has a neutral flavor, so it can be substituted for vegetable oil without affecting the flavor of the food.Full Answer >