The cake recipe is calling for a vegetable oil. I have refined sunflower oil, and refined soyabean oil.
Do they qualify for flavourless oils? I haven't noticed any taste in any oil by now! Taste buds problem, perhaps.
Both refined sunflower oil and refined soybean oil are generally considered flavorless.
Also included among these are:
The most reliable method of course is to taste the oil :). I'm sure you can actually taste the flavor of extra virgin olive oil.
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Most refined oils have little to no discernible flavour. It's the unrefined oils (think EVOO or dark sesame oil) that do.
I wouldn't hesitate to use refined sunflower oil or soybean oil in a cake; nor canola, peanut, grapeseed, or safflower. They're all pretty bland.
Really, the best way to know for sure is to taste it.
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