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Can I use butter instead of oil?

post #1 of 4
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I wanted to use a cake mix that you add butter to, but the doctored cake mix recipe call for oil. I'd rather use butter, can I subsitute them?

Here's the doctored mix...

1 box yellow cake mix
1 pkg. coconut pudding
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/3 vegetable oil
1 cup flaked coconut

and the box requires:

2/3 cup water
1/2 cup butter
3 large eggs

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Mirjana
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post #2 of 4
I just finished making this yellow box mix (its in the oven right now) I just added 1 more egg and a small box of pudding to the cake mix (plus ingredients on the box)

Had a few samples of the first batch that came out of the oven. And oh is it good!
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post #3 of 4
I believe that the butter and oil react differently with different cake mix elements, also, the texture of the cake would be changed overall (if I remember right). Where is SuperSquirell when you need her?!
post #4 of 4
icon_wink.gif Who is Super Squirrel, haha!
Sometimes butter works really well in a recipe but generally you will get a more dense cake, so it does affect the texture somewhat. About the only recipe for a white or yellow cake that I find it actually improves is Auzzie's Extendacake recipe. Haha, hold on and I will go find it and post it. I love that recipe, and Auzzie too, of course, she is one smart cakie!
Hugs Not Super Squirrel, Haha
I am not so sure with the coconut and the natural ooil from the coconut, that it would work as well in your recipe, but I guess you are best off giving it a try to see how you like it.
Here it is:
Auzzi From the Wilton Site's Extendacake Pound Cake
1 pkg of any kind of cake mix to which you add all of the ingredients called for on the box
In addition:
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup Crisco oil - she substitutes 1/2 cup softened butter instead and so did I - wonderful!
2/3 cup water
I beat the butter, then added all of the ingredients the cake mix called for and then all of the other ingredients. Then I blended on low for 1 minute, then 2 minutes on medium, scraping the bowl down. Generally, cook at 325F for the larger cakes, 350 for smaller and you will need to add baking time, perhaps about 10-15 minutes to the times given on the cake mix box. I checked ever 5 minutes or so over the cake mix times. Also a wonderful cake.
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