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Old 01-21-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Hi,

I already have the habit of using applesauce instead of oil when I bake brownies..Now DH stated he has a craving for plain old yellow cake.
Can I do the same and sub the oil with applesauce for yellow cake?

Thanks!
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:47 AM
 
Location: East Nashville, 37206
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I have never in my life added oil to my cake or brownie mix & they've always turned out great, I don't substitute anything either.

On a different note, one of the best strawberry cakes I ever made I didn't have any eggs, it didn't rise & was this dense cake that we topped with ice cream.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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Same here - I ignore the oil altogether! Just use a little milk to add moisture.

You could use crushed pineapple instead of applesauce, it will add some flavor but not overpowering
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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Hi,

I already have the habit of using applesauce instead of oil when I bake brownies..Now DH stated he has a craving for plain old yellow cake.
Can I do the same and sub the oil with applesauce for yellow cake?

Thanks!
Our favorite was yellow or white cake made with crushed pineapple. I emptied a can of pineapple into a strainer and used the juice instead of water/oil, and if there wasn't enough, added a bit more water to it. Then once the cake batter is mixed, stir in the pineapple and pour into a single rectangular pan instead of 2 round pans. It's rich and moist enough that frosting would be wasted on it. A square of cake with ice cream is pretty good, though.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Hi,

I already have the habit of using applesauce instead of oil when I bake brownies..Now DH stated he has a craving for plain old yellow cake.
Can I do the same and sub the oil with applesauce for yellow cake?

Thanks!
I'd be a little more respectful of a dainty, layer cake than I would, say, a loaf cake like banana bread. I would use half of the oil, a nice one like cold processed canola and make up the difference with applesauce. Be sure to remove a Tbsp. of dry ingredients and slyly replace it with an equal amount of something like oat bran. It never hurts.
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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Yes, use applesauce! I do it all the time and it turns out great! Don't even use oil, but replace it all with applesauce.
One of my friends thought the idea of applesauce was gross, so I baked her a cake with applesauce. She ate the cake and loved it, didn't even notice a difference. I personally think it tastes BETTER with the applesauce. It's moist and soft and tastes delicious.
I even tried putting it in cookies (half butter/half applesauce). Applesauce just makes the cookies a little more cake-like, and you might need to grease the pan a little. I've never tried applesauce in brownies, though.

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Old 09-18-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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This one has just a little oil in it, but it's tried and true!


Mom's No Cholesterol Apple Spice Bundt Cake

1-1/4 c flour
1 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 egg whites
1/2 c brown sugar -- packed
16 ozs applesauce
2 tbsps canola oil
1 apple -- peeled and chopped
1/2 c golden raisins
1/4 c walnuts -- chopped

Combine well first 5 ingredients

In another bowl, beat together next 4 ingredients

Fold the 2 mixtures together. Also add in the rest of the ingredients at the same time.

Pour into a 6-cup Bundt pan that has been sprayed with Pam

Bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean.

Cool for 5 minutes and unmold the cake onto a rack to cool
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:28 AM
 
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Goodness. I have been playing with applesause instead of oil for awhile now but never considered trying it in a cake other than something like this one...

This recipe I have use no butter but substituted applesauce and pineapple and both come out great. I just made one last night with applesauce.. This comes out like a really moist brownie and I add walnuts and chocolate chips to it. This is my lo fat to no fat chocolate fix.

Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Cake
A delicious and moist treat.
55 min | 15 min prep
SERVES 12
1/2 cup rolled oat
1/2 cup butter
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cocoa
Grease an 8 x 8 pan.
Mix oats, boiling water, and butter.
Let cool.
Beat sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Add cooled oat mixture to sugar/egg mixture.
Sift the dry ingredients together.
Add to the wet mixture and mix well.
Spread into the prepared pan.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Goodness. I have been playing with applesause instead of oil for awhile now but never considered trying it in a cake other than something like this one...

This recipe I have use no butter but substituted applesauce and pineapple and both come out great. I just made one last night with applesauce.. This comes out like a really moist brownie and I add walnuts and chocolate chips to it. This is my lo fat to no fat chocolate fix.

Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Cake
A delicious and moist treat.
55 min | 15 min prep
SERVES 12
1/2 cup rolled oat
1/2 cup butter
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cocoa
Grease an 8 x 8 pan.
Mix oats, boiling water, and butter.
Let cool.
Beat sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Add cooled oat mixture to sugar/egg mixture.
Sift the dry ingredients together.
Add to the wet mixture and mix well.
Spread into the prepared pan.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
Yum, I will have to try this recipe. It sounds perfect for those occasional (ok, everyday) cravings!

Thanks for posting it.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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Thanks for bringing back this thread. I totally forgot about it..

Candalara and Laura707, those both sound amazing..looks like I am baking tomorrow..lol... Now only to decide which one to choose....
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