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Don't want to go backout, but I'm out of vegatableoil. Can I substitute olove oil?
Posts: 503 | Location: Cape Cod  | Registered: Oct 24, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Depending on the Olive oil, some has more of distinctive flavor than others, probably safe with Extra Virgin type. If the cake is chocolate, you might not notice the difference, regardless.
Posts: 9680 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Conrad, going for it- it is a chocolate cake and it is extra virgin oil---Thanks!
Posts: 503 | Location: Cape Cod  | Registered: Oct 24, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've done it. I use evoo for most things and don't notice a difference, though most cakes I make aren't delicate in flavor.
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There's a recipe for chocolate cake that uses mayo. I'd be more inclined to use that. I think applesauce is also used in cakes instead of oil.

Please let us know how the olive oil worked out.
Posts: 6092 | Location: Calif. | Registered: Sep 21, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You've made the cake. I've used olive oil in place of vegetable oil but only if it is a really mild oil. I've had some that weren't and the cake batter tasted "off" (you could taste the olive). I've also melted butter and used that if I have found myself out of veg oil.

So it came out all right?

Posts: 6357 | Location: On the prairie of Kansas | Registered: Dec 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Some extra virgin olive oils have a great deal of flavor and are best used in foods where that enhances the flavor of the dish. If a person wants to use olive oil that has little, or very mild, flavor it's best to use light olive oil which has been well filtered.

That said, in a chocolate cake I doubt too many people could detect even a strong olive oil flavor.

I use olive oil in almost anything, altho I am definitely not a purist.


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Posts: 12758 | Location: north of 50 in Canada zone3b | Registered: Feb 08, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Of course, you can use olive oil - wherever the recipe calls for vegetable oil. But even if the recipe says butter, oil could be substituted. In parts of the world, only olive oil is available - if the climate is too hot, or too rocky - or no grassis available for feeding, then no cows can be grazed or kept - and thus - no butter. Well - in those parts of the world, it's usually the olive tree which provides the liquid gold for cooking - and even baking.

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