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Carrot cake - can I substitute vegetable oil for sunflower oil?

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kikidee Mon 15-Aug-05 19:51:16

My carrot cake recipe calls for sunflower oil and I don't have enough to make the cake tonight. I have lots of vegetable oil so could I substitute that without any adverse effects?

purpleturtle Mon 15-Aug-05 19:52:25

I'm no authority - but if it was me, I would. Sunflowers, vegetables, can't be that different.

Twiglett Mon 15-Aug-05 19:52:56

I'd say yes

purpleturtle Mon 15-Aug-05 19:54:04

Although i wouldn't recommend putting vegetables in a vase or anything.

PrincessPeaHead Mon 15-Aug-05 19:58:21


but not olive

kikidee Mon 15-Aug-05 20:05:08

Thanks ladies! Off to make it now. It's my first attempt at this recipe so I didn't want to blow it with the wrong oil. I have had several carrot cake disasters in the past.

expatinscotland Tue 16-Aug-05 10:46:16

I'm interested in knowing how your cake turned out. I've also got a carrot cake recipe that calls for sunflower oil.

kikidee Tue 16-Aug-05 20:50:35

Hi Expat. The cake turned out really well I think. I'm not a great fan of carrot cake but I think it's pretty good. I had some sunflower oil and ended up with 1/3 sunflower to 2/3 vegetable oil. Only thing is I've got catering quantities and wondered if I could freeze some of it?

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