kellertur Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 5:26pm

Hello,
Does anyone have a scratch French Vanilla cake recipe they'd be willing to share? I can only find scratch vanilla cakes online.

Also: Is there any such thing as a scratch "stable" white cake? All the recipes I've tried are yummy, yet crumbly. For some reason, my chocolate cake recipe is much more stable.

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moxey2000 Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 5:38pm

I may be a little on the simple side icon_redface.gif , but....what's the difference between plain old vanilla and 'french' vanilla? When I've tasted things labeled 'french' vanilla I've always thought they just had a more intense vanilla flavor, but othewise the same. I'd love an explanation if anyone has one to offer.

msulli10 Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 5:45pm

The WASC is really good and you could add french vanilla coffee creamer to enhance the flavor. It does start out with the box mix but you put so many other ingredients in it, it tastes homemade.
Also, Duncan Hines makes a French Vanilla box mix that has a butter recipe on the box that adds additional ingredients. It've quite good.

msulli10 Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 5:45pm

The WASC is really good and you could add french vanilla coffee creamer to enhance the flavor. It does start out with the box mix but you put so many other ingredients in it, it tastes homemade.
Also, Duncan Hines makes a French Vanilla box mix that has a butter recipe on the box that adds additional ingredients. It've quite good.

cupcakemkr Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 5:50pm

Here is one from vanillagarlic blog - interesting explanation for why you can find a recipe for it...http://vanillagarlic.blogspot.com/2007/08/french-vanilla-cupcakes-with-rose.html

Good luck!

KKC Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 5:50pm

Heres one from scratch

French Vanilla Cake

1 c unsalted butter
2 c sugar
7 medium eggs
2 1/4 c cake flour, sifted
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c buttermilk
1/2 c room temperature melted unsalted butter



Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and mix. Add flour, baking soda and buttermilk; mix well. Add melted butter. Bake in layer cake pans for 40 minutes until done.

Narie Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 5:57pm

French Vanilla- Originally a type of custard based vanilla ice cream. Usely it has a stronger vanilla flavor, includes egg yokes and possibily vanilla seeds. So a French Vanilla cake could be made by using extra vanilla in standard yellow cake recipe. I would use double the amount of Vanillla Paste in any simple cake recipe that you like. That's what I do with my Busy Day Cake recipe. There's nothing fancy about it. But call it a Artisan Vanilla Bean Cake and most people think it's great.

kellertur Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 12:41am
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Originally Posted by Kivia

Heres one from scratch

French Vanilla Cake

1 c unsalted butter
2 c sugar
7 medium eggs
2 1/4 c cake flour, sifted
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c buttermilk
1/2 c room temperature melted unsalted butter


thanks icon_smile.gif ... odd though that there isn't any vanilla in this recipe.



Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and mix. Add flour, baking soda and buttermilk; mix well. Add melted butter. Bake in layer cake pans for 40 minutes until done.


kendi25 Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 12:56am

There is actually a french vanilla extract blend. I use it a lot. And in the recipe is it 1C butter or 1/2 C butter? Please be clear.
Let me check the brand of the flavoring and I will let you know.

Kendi

GrandmaG Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 1:08am

If you read it carefully, it is both regular and add the melted in the end.

KKC Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 1:53am
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Originally Posted by GrandmaG

If you read it carefully, it is both regular and add the melted in the end.


Oops my mistake. I add 3 tbsp French Vanilla blend because I love the flavor. This recipe was given to me by a friend...honestly don't know why it also has melted butter but I just follow the recipe and it turns out good.

msulli10 Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 11:34am

I found this one and it looks pretty good!

This cake recipe is the maximum quantity for your 5 quart mixing bowl. It mixed up perfect in the Kitchen Aid Accolade. It yielded 15 1/2 cups cake batter.

2 Duncan Hines Butter Recipe cake mixes (I guess you could use any flavor)
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
4 Sticks Butter (I used half butter, half margarine)
2 2/3 cups water
6 eggs
1 box French Vanilla Pudding Mix (instant)
2 tsp Baking Powder

Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, mix until blended. Add cake mix, pudding, flour and baking powder. Blend on low while drizzling in water in a thin stream. Mix until smooth (doesn't take long), and bake according to directions for your pan size. I had to share this because it turned our so good. I hope someone else enjoys!!

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