Substituting Ingredients

Out of baking powder and out of time? Need to replace butter with vegetable shortening right now? Unsure if six ounces of chocolate chips make a cup? Find all the correct measurements and perfect substitutions right at your fingertips. Bookmark our cheat sheet, below, and turn your baking problems into sweet solutions.

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Substitution Charts

  • Butter, 1/2 cup or 1 stick
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  • 7 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • Eggs, 2 large
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  • 3 small eggs
  • Egg yolks, 2
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  • 1 whole egg
  • Light cream, 1 cup
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  • 7/8 cup whole milk + 3 tablespoons butter
  • Margarine, 1/2 cup or 1 stick
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  • 7 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • Mascarpone cheese, 8 ounces
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  • 8 ounces regular cream cheese
  • Milk, 1 cup
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  • 1/2 cup evaporated + 1/2 cup water
  • Milk, 1 cup
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  • 1/4 cup powdered whole milk + 1 cup water
  • Sour cream, 1 cup
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  • 1 cup evaporated milk + 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • Sour milk, 1 cup
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  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice + whole milk to make 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes)
  • Whipping cream, 1 cup
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  • 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/3 cup butter
  • Yogurt, 1 cup
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  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Milk, 1 cup
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  • 1 cup skim milk + 2 tablespoons butter
  • Sour cream, 1 cup
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  • 1 cup plain yogurt

Eggs & Dairy Substitutions
  • Butter, 1/2 cup or 1 stick
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  • 7 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • Eggs, 2 large
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  • 3 small eggs
  • Egg yolks, 2
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  • 1 whole egg
  • Light cream, 1 cup
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  • 7/8 cup whole milk + 3 tablespoons butter
  • Margarine, 1/2 cup or 1 stick
  • ...........
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  • 7 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • Mascarpone cheese, 8 ounces
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  • 8 ounces regular cream cheese
  • Milk, 1 cup
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  • 1/2 cup evaporated + 1/2 cup water
  • Milk, 1 cup
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  • 1/4 cup powdered whole milk + 1 cup water
  • Sour cream, 1 cup
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  • 1 cup evaporated milk + 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • Sour milk, 1 cup
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  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice + whole milk to make 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes)
  • Whipping cream, 1 cup
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  • 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/3 cup butter
  • Yogurt, 1 cup
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  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Milk, 1 cup
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  • 1 cup skim milk + 2 tablespoons butter
  • Sour cream, 1 cup
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  • 1 cup plain yogurt

Dry Substitutions
CH® Sugar Packaging Equivalent