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Butter free christmas cake - has anyone?
Mon 8-Nov-10
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I have an order for a christmas cake with no dairy products (eggs are ok) - which basically means no butter. Having done a bit of research on t'internet, it says on several sites you can replace butter with vegetable oil or apple sauce - or half and half. As i have a glut of cooking apples that would be a great idea, but....as the ingredients for a christmas cake don't come cheap, before I waste a whole batch, has anyone tried this before?

For the last few years i have made the chocolate & prune cake from Nigella Lawson, which is divine, don't let the prunes put you off, it is wonderfully moist and the chocloate and the coffe liqueur add a wonderful depth without any overpowering taste.

Mon 8-Nov-10
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I have a carrot cake recipe that uses sunflower oil and it makes a delicious cake- your recipe using apple and oil should be fine. Just use a good quality oil.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Wed 10-Nov-10
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Thanks Kate - anyone got a good passion cake recipe without butter?

Wed 10-Nov-10
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You might get results with searching for vegan cake recipes. I know my vegan workmate bakes without butter. Hang on...

*Googles*

Here's The Vegan Society's take on it: http://www.vegsoc.org/news/2001/xmas/dec1.html

Wed 10-Nov-10
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Thanks Shereen, a friend has just sent me a passion cake recipe made with oil too, so going to give that a try.

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