Can you substitute cream cheese for butter?

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No, cream cheese is not a better alternative to substitute butter especially in a baking recipe. It will give a dense mixture like a mud-cake or a brownie. You can use margarine or shortening. Lard can also be used as a good alternative. It will help in making flakier pastries.

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