What Is The Difference Between Vanilla And French Vanilla?

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kathik Posted 1 May 2007 , 10:17pm
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I have a request for a french vanilla cake and I am trying to find out the difference between this and a regular vanilla cake. If you know, please tell me!

Thanks,
Kathi

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mizshelli Posted 1 May 2007 , 10:43pm
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French Vanilla cake has to be eaten with a beret? icon_confused.gif

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jenbenjr Posted 1 May 2007 , 10:49pm
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Hehehehe......LOL!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I really dunno either...but everyone seems to like my french vanilla???

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chaptlps Posted 1 May 2007 , 10:51pm
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In french vanilla don't they use the whole vanilla bean instead of extract?
Awww heck with it just cheat.......use the french vanilla liquid creamer instead of your regular liquid.icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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MSurina Posted 1 May 2007 , 10:52pm
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I don't know either; however, just add french vanilla coffe whitener (international delight) to a french vanilla cake mix and voila. French vanilla cake that tastes awesome.

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candy177 Posted 1 May 2007 , 10:52pm
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I always thought that french vanilla was a stronger flavor than plain vanilla. It just sounds sexier too. lol

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adknight Posted 1 May 2007 , 10:53pm
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I found recipes for a vanilla cake and a french vanilla cake, and the french vanilla cake has less flour, more eggs, and buttermilk instead of regular milk.

Vanilla:
http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,166,150189-250199,00.html

French Vanilla:
http://www.toptastes.com/recipes/desserts/frenchcake.htm

HTH!
Amber

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chaptlps Posted 1 May 2007 , 10:54pm
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fer shame candy...........mua ha ha teehee icon_biggrin.gif

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SweetResults Posted 1 May 2007 , 10:55pm
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Marketing? French Vanilla sounds so much cooler than Vanilla.

Which would you rather have -

Death By Chocolate cake or Chocolate cake? Could be the same 2 cakes, but I bet I know which would sell more icon_wink.gif

There could be a subtle differance - I think some FV ice creams actually have specks of vanilla bean in them and regular ones don't?

Or what mizshelli said - you have to wear a beret! LOL!
In the end I think it is just marketing.

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gateaux Posted 1 May 2007 , 11:02pm
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I took this extract from: Anwers.com

here is the link at the very very bottom:

http://www.answers.com/topic/vanilla

[The term French vanilla is not a type of vanilla but is often used to designate preparations that actually have a strong vanilla aroma, and contain vanilla grains, but originates from the French style of making ice cream custard base with vanilla beans, cream, and egg yolks. ]

I always thought that french vanilla ment that the whole been was used also so we see the grains, but it also means it's richer and denser.

Just a bit of wisdom I found oneline


Good Luck from the exiled French Canadian!

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grannys3angels Posted 1 May 2007 , 11:07pm
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I to have wonder also what the difference in vanilla and french vanilla was, because I am a french vanilla nut.....so heres is what I found from this one web site.

http://www.detnews.com/2005/eatsdrinks/0508/04/G06-268968.htm

Hope the link works, and hope it helps,
Sharon

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kathik Posted 2 May 2007 , 1:43am
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Okay, well, maybe then I should suggest a wedding cake with a beret topper! icon_lol.gif

I appreciate all the help, I think I'll just add a box of french vanilla pudding and some extra egg yolks to the cake and see how it comes out! She definitely won't want specks of vanilla bean in her cake or frosting.

Thanks everyone,
Kathi

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NikkiDoc Posted 2 May 2007 , 1:53am
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Haven't read all the posts yet. I was never really sure but guessed it had something to do with butter or eggs. (I'm thinking of the difference in vanilla and french vanilla ice cream and to me the french vanilla tates "buttery" and vanilla has a more notable vanilla flavor. This is just my humble opinion.)

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gateaux Posted 2 May 2007 , 1:58am
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Okay, well, maybe then I should suggest a wedding cake with a beret topper! icon_lol.gif

I appreciate all the help, I think I'll just add a box of french vanilla pudding and some extra egg yolks to the cake and see how it comes out! She definitely won't want specks of vanilla bean in her cake or frosting.

Thanks everyone,
Kathi




She might go for the berest idea! icon_lol.gif

I think if you do a search in google for a french vanilla cake you will find all kinds of ideas. You might want to ask her if she wants the vanila flecks in the cake, I agree in the icing it would look like pepper! thumbsdown.gif

Good Luck. thumbs_up.gif

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Janette Posted 2 May 2007 , 2:03am
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icon_lol.gif Miz, I just got through laughing up here by myself over another thread and now you have me laughing again, wee wee icon_lol.gif

granny, that's the paper I retired from.

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grannys3angels Posted 2 May 2007 , 3:09am
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Janette that is really cool, detective.gif go looking for information about vanilla and french vanilla, find a web site of a newpaper, with the information I was looking for....to also find out that one of very own CCer's use to work for that paper, what a small world.


Kathik, you could suggest a wedding cake done in the shape of a French Maid Outfit icon_lol.gif ....j/k, but thought it was cute icon_biggrin.gif .

Sharon

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suzmazza Posted 2 May 2007 , 3:23am
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Usually more eggs.

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TheKookieWench Posted 2 May 2007 , 6:16am
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I just looked at the french vanilla cake recipe from toptaste.com and seriously, that was sounding pretty good. And with a combo of the butter, buttermilk and oil, it seems like it would be pretty moist too. May have to give that baby a whirl!

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kathik Posted 2 May 2007 , 12:26pm
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grannys3angels You are too funny!! icon_lol.gif

Thanks again for all the help!

Kathi

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Parable Posted 2 May 2007 , 12:54pm
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Originally Posted by grannys3angels

I to have wonder also what the difference in vanilla and french vanilla was, because I am a french vanilla nut.....so heres is what I found from this one web site.

http://www.detnews.com/2005/eatsdrinks/0508/04/G06-268968.htm

Hope the link works, and hope it helps,
Sharon




Good article and very educational. Thanks!

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MikkelPaige Posted 2 May 2007 , 1:07pm
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Wow, thanks! What an educational forum topic icon_smile.gif

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hopesmith Posted 2 May 2007 , 4:37pm
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I'm not sure about cakes but when I worked at a cafe we would mix hazelnut and vanilla flavorings to get french vanilla.

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grannys3angels Posted 2 May 2007 , 4:56pm
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Your Welcome kathik.

TheCookieWench, I agree that recipe does sound very yummy and tasty, I am like you may have to try that baby out.

Yes I thought the article was educational also, I learn something I didn't know before about vanilla extract.

Wow hopesmith, thanks for info, I'll have to give that a try also.

Cake decorating can be so educational icon_smile.gif , we learn new tips and decorating ideas, new recipes, we learn about enter acting with others, we learn to have a sense of humor, we learn math and measurements, even some science and so much more, heck we can even learn computer skills icon_lol.gif

Sharon

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kimmybakes Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 2:39pm
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I must say that I hate looking for good information only to find a bunch of jokes and stupid answers.  The answer to this question is that French Vanilla has nothing to do with the actual vanilla.  It's richer in it's platform; cake icecream etc. due to more egg yolk added to recipe for rich texture and color

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scrumdiddlycakes Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 10:08pm
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Original message sent by kimmybakes

I must say that I hate looking for good information only to find a bunch of jokes and stupid answers.  The answer to this question is that French Vanilla has nothing to do with the actual vanilla.  It's richer in it's platform; cake icecream etc. due to more egg yolk added to recipe for rich texture and color

I must say that I hate looking at a 7 year old thread that has been revived, just to see someone condescendingly repeat answers already given.

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Annabakescakes Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 10:16pm
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Original message sent by scrumdiddlycakes

[quote name="kimmybakes" url="/t/259313/what-is-the-difference-between-vanilla-and-french-vanilla/15#post_7482892"]I must say that I hate looking for good information only to find a bunch of jokes and stupid answers.  The answer to this question is that French Vanilla has nothing to do with the actual vanilla.  It's richer in it's platform; cake icecream etc. due to more egg yolk added to recipe for rich texture and color

I must say that I hate looking at a 7 year old thread that has been revived, just to see someone condescendingly repeat answers already given.[/quote]

Joy, another bitter baker. Your reply was spot-on, scrumdiddly.

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MimiFix Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 10:21pm
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

Joy, another bitter baker. Your reply was spot-on, scrumdiddly.

 

;-D

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IAmPamCakes Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 10:51pm
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AHow very trolly.

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 11:18pm
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 


Joy, another bitter baker. Your reply was spot-on, scrumdiddly.

 

THIS!

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MBalaska Posted 6 Feb 2014 , 4:15am
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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes 
I must say that I hate looking at a 7 year old thread that has been revived, just to see someone condescendingly repeat answers already given.

 

glad that you addressed this, thanks.  I've spent hours upon hours reading old threads to increase my knowledge & comprehension.  Now if I could just remember where I left my glasses............

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