Can I Use Salted Butter in a Wedding Cake?

published Jul 30, 2015
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Q: I accidentally bought four pounds of salted butter through a delivery service and I can’t return it. I’m practicing baking a wedding cake, and the recipe calls for unsalted butter.

I know I can freeze butter, but there is no way I would consume so much butter from day-to-day cooking or baking — I try to eat a healthy diet. Should I play around with the salt ratio in the wedding cake recipe and use the salted butter when I bake the final cake, or can I donate it? I hate having it go to waste.

Help! I don’t know what to do with all this butter.

Sent by Daniela

Editor: You can definitely try using the salted butter in the wedding cake recipe and just either dial down or eliminate the salt from the recipe altogether. Just taste and evaluate; I’m sure the results will be delicious and you’ll be able to use up all that butter!

Readers, what do you think?