Cakes containing Oil

firemansgirl, Jul 19, 3:39am
I have made 2 fab cakes from recipes on here, both which had oil instead of butter, so avoiding having to cream the butter and sugar, the cakes turned out perfect, and were seriously moist, and very yummy. So... with the exception of the Lazy Chocolate cake and the Hummingbird cake, does anyone have any tried and tested ones they'd like to share? Thank you!!

245sam, Jul 19, 3:46am
YOGHURT CAKE - well tried and tested - a nice moist cake that also freezes really well.
You need 1 washed empty 125ml yoghurt container.

Place all the following in a mixing bowl in the order given:
3 x 125ml containers self-raising flour
2 x 125ml containers caster sugar
1 x 125ml yoghurt of choice – plain or fruity (apricot is really nice)
1 x 125ml container cooking oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 eggs, beaten

Beat all together until smooth, then bake.....
in a 20cm diameter cake tin at 160ºC for approximately 1½ hours
in a 20cm diameter ring tin at 160ºC for 1 hour, or until golden.
Ice if you wish but is nice as is.:-))

buzzy110, Jul 19, 4:03am
fireman's girl. I seriously like batter cakes. Not only are they simple to make but they always rise perfectly and uniformly and stay fresh for days - long after the creamed cakes go stale.

¾ CupVegetable Oil
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Cup Flour
1½ tspns Baking Powder
1 tspn Baking Soda
1 tspn Cinnamon
¼ tspn Salt
1½ Cups Grated Carrot
½ Cup Walnuts – Chopped
50grams Butter
½ Cup Cream Cheese
½ tspn Lemon Rind
½ tspn Lemon Juice
¾ Cup Icing Sugar

1 Beat Oil and Sugar for 3 minutes until sugar is dissolved
2 Add Eggs one at a time and beat well between additions
3 Sift Flour, Baking Powder, Soda, Cinnamon and Salt
4 Fold dry ingredients into mixture in bowl
5 Fold in Grated Carrot and Chopped Walnuts
6 Bake in greased and lined ring tin at 180oC for 50-60mins
7 Turn out on a wire rack and ice when cool

1 Beat together the Butter, Cream Cheese and Lemon Rind until smooth and fluffy
2 Add Lemon Juice and sift in Icing Sugar to spreading consistency

firemansgirl, Jul 19, 4:07am
Oooh thanks, they both sound good. Do you think with the carrot cake I could substitute sultanas for the walnuts sometimes? My daughter nas a nut allergy.... if it would work I could make her the cake with the substitution.

rozke, Jul 19, 4:08am
Banana Cake
3 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup oil, 3/4cup sour cream, 3 or 4 overripe bananasbeat well,add 2 cups flour, 1&1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda cook
170o celcius 1 hour.l made double quantity and baked in roasting dish and added 1 cup chopped walnuts.Easy Peasy and yummy

lx4000, Jul 19, 4:16am
what about a lovely healthy over so Moorish muffin??

firemansgirl, Jul 19, 4:24am
Yes, muffins would be good too...

lx4000, Jul 19, 7:17am
I was but Do Not Peel the apples and carrots! Great fiber!!
I also double up and freeze some.
I also grate another double batch of apple and carrot for the next lot. Just have to get it out of the freezer and defrost:) Less time cleaning the food processor!!
Any dried fruit and nut or mix of can be used.
The last lot I made, I made with 1/2 milk and 1/2 oil.Both ways a nice as!


1 1/4 cups (275g) caster sugar
2 cups (300g) plain flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sultanas
1 cup desiccated coconut

2 cups grated carrot
1 cup grated apple

1 cup chopped walnuts

3 eggs

1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Icing sugar, to dust

1. Preheat oven to 180degC.

2. Sift sugar, flour, cinnamon and powder into a large bowl.

Add sultanas, carrot, apple, coconut and walnuts.

In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, oil and vanilla.

3. Add to the dry ingredients and fold until just combined - do not over mix.

4. Spoon into muffin pans and bake for

25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve dusted with icing sugar.

juliewn, Jul 19, 1:40pm
Hi.. yes walnuts can be replaced by sultana's or other dried fruits.. I've sometimes added chopped dates - with the moistness of a carrot cake, it kind-of tastes a bit like a sticky date pudding..

I usually add some pumpkin and sunflower seeds to a carrot cake mix - adds a bit of extra texture too..

buzzy110, Jul 20, 12:09am
Personally I'd leave out the nuts then but not use the dried fruit unless it was cut up into much smaller bits, like the carrot is grated. Perhaps you could add choccy chips or frozen blueberries instead.

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