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Cooking Level: Beginning

Home Town: Neodesha, Kansas, USA
Living In: Riverside, Missouri, USA
misticrain37 is asking: (1 answer)
When you bake a cake and you are wanting to use applesauce in stead of oil do you use the same amount of applesauce as the oil ?

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Last updated: Feb. 16, 2013 6:27 am
Posted: Feb. 15, 2013 11:09 am
Answered by: Deb C
Feb. 15, 2013 11:25 am
Yes, I use the same amount.
Feb. 15, 2013 11:27 am
I've always wondered if this sub changes the texture and taste very much.
Feb. 15, 2013 11:30 am
It changes the calorie content, I've never noticed any taste change. Applesauce is so much better than oil...
Feb. 15, 2013 11:33 am
I'm finally going to start the switch and not give giftees a heads-up!
Feb. 15, 2013 11:49 am
I sub half the oil for applesauce. The texture changes and gets rubbery with less fat.
Feb. 15, 2013 11:51 am
I only sub half for oil too. I buy those single cup unsweetened natural applesauces for that purpose. Each one is almost spot on 1/2 cup.
Feb. 15, 2013 12:12 pm
Reminds me of when I used all egg whites and no yolks (used 4 whites v 2 eggs). RUBBERY!
Feb. 16, 2013 6:27 am
I have never tried this but others on here in the past say that using applesauce works better on some recipes then others since it can change the texture of the cake. Is it a health thing that you don't want to use the oil? It seems for the amount you use in a typical cake, going through all of that effort to use a sub doesn't result in much of a health difference.
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