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Mar 3, 2005 08:09 AM

No Guilt - oil based cakes

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I find that my favorite cakes are made with oil, the guilt comes with using butter. Do you have any great recipes?

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    1. There are a lot of good ones in Jewish cookbooks because kosher cooking prohibits mixing meat and dairy ingredients in the same meal (meaning that the dessert following a meat meal must be non-dairy). A good place to start is "A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking" by Marcy Goldman.

      1. Yenni, have you ever tasted Jewish Apple Cake? Most recipes that I've ever seen for it have oil only, not any butter or shortening. I have a recipe also if you'd like it but "googling" brings up a bunch of them.

        1. yenni,
          i made this olive oil tea cake from epicurious a couple of years back for christmas gifts. it was delicious!


          1. The olive oil and Sauternes cake from Chez Panisse Desserts by Lindsay Shere is also very good. I believe other sweet wines work well; I might even have made it with something else, but it was decades ago.