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I would really rather not have to buy shortening just for this recipe? Think I could use anything else?

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Last updated: Jan. 31, 2013 3:52 pm
Posted: Jan. 31, 2013 5:30 am
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Italian Creme Layer Cake

Submitted by: Barbara 
Make this recipe for a delicious and moist Italian creme layer cake topped with coconut and pecans for a delicious and elegant dessert. 
Recommended by: Holly
Jan. 31, 2013 5:30 am
Jan. 31, 2013 5:31 am
I always use butter.
Baking Nana
Jan. 31, 2013 5:44 am
I am with Marie. I don't use shortening at all. Butter will be great.
Jan. 31, 2013 5:47 am
Would you use same amount?
Jan. 31, 2013 5:50 am
Yes, use the same amount. I don't ever cook or eat anything made with shortening. Butter is an excellent substitution.
Jan. 31, 2013 7:03 am
Good advice from the people above.
Jan. 31, 2013 9:24 am
yep- always butter in this
Jan. 31, 2013 9:32 am
I'm more asking than suggesting but would olive oil work?
Jan. 31, 2013 10:30 am
Coconut oil is a great sub for shortening, too. And its flavor would be perfect in this recipe if you use the extra virgin.
Jan. 31, 2013 3:52 pm
Butter would be fine. The recipe already has vegetable oil in it, so to use any other type of liquid could cause issues since the ratio of liquids to flour would be off.
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