Aren’t we, as a people, the original substitution experts in the kitchen? Switching dairy to parve, with relative ease – margarine, oil or even applesauce for butter and almond; rice or soy products for milk?
But, before you begin swapping out ingredients on your favorite layer cake, read through the recipe you want to adapt. Consider the quantity of the ingredient you’d have to replace. A cake with 3 cups of flour is not a good candidate for conversion.
Remember, things like liquid and leaveners may have to be adjusted for altitude, weather and taste, but if you stick with recipes you know and focus on ingredients you have access to or can simply make at home you will be assured a tasty and stress-free eight days.