Melted butter v Softened butter?

What happens if I use melted butter in a recipe that ask for softened butter? Is there any difference in the result?
Thank you.

wold6309 months ago

If you use melted butter in any recipe that calls for creaming (beating room temp butter and sugar together) the sugar crystals won't be able to cut into the fat and create teeny tiny air bubbles as well as with room temperature (or softened) butter. These little air bubbles help to provide leavening, lift, or rise to a baked good! See Lesson 9 for a more in-depth explanation.