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When using applesauce instead of oil in baking a cake if the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of oil do I just add 1/2 cup of applesauce?

Alicia - from Harlingen, TX

Replacing oil in baked products with applesauce can be a bit tricky to get the right taste and texture. It is recommended that when you replace the applesauce for oil in cakes that you can do a 1 to 1 ratio (example, 1/2 cup applesauce for 1/2 cup oil); however, some find the cake to be a little bit chewier so you can also replace half the oil with applesauce and still add some oil (example 1/4 cup applesauce and 1/4 cup oil). It takes some experimenting to get the right product for you.


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