mom2spunkynbug Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 8:50pm
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I'm making Wilton's Lemon Cake recipe & it calls for Lemon Extract...can I use lemon juice instead?

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mamawrobin Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 9:07pm
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I would think that you could sub some of the liquid with lemon juice but I would still use the lemon extract. The lemon juice may not "flavor" the cake enough. But that's just what I would do. icon_smile.gif

Marianna46 Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 9:19pm
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Also, the lemon juice is acid whereas the extract isn't. This might affect the chemistry of the cake.

mom2spunkynbug Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 9:32pm
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I just noticed that I don't have any lemon extract...

But I do have lemon juice...and lemons. Maybe double the lemon zest that is supposed to go into it???

CakeandDazzle Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 9:49pm
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i use lemo juice in my cakes all the time.... usually for two 8 in recipe i juice two lemon, plus all the zest.... i actually add this to my basic white cake instead of vanilla & almond... hth

laboti Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 3:36am
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i usually use the zest and the juice when i don't have the xtract and i believe it makes the cake moister and more refreshing! but that's just me!! =)

tavyheather Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 4:28am
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HA! I was just looking into this today...

lemon extract is made from the peel and steeped in alcohol. No acid as PP mentioned. This taste is diff from the lemon juice.

If you must sub, I would do twice the amount called for OF PEEL, not juice. The alcohol bakes off so I wouldn't worry about liquid calculations being off...

tavyheather Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 4:30am
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Originally Posted by CakeandDazzle

i use lemo juice in my cakes all the time.... usually for two 8 in recipe i juice two lemon, plus all the zest.... i actually add this to my basic white cake instead of vanilla & almond... hth




this is exactly what I'm attempting this weekend! Using "better scratch white cake" with lemon extract...how much peel and juice do u usually use? I

mamawrobin Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 4:46am
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I made a lemon cake for my brother last night and I used 1/4 cup lemon juice and 3/4 cup sprite for the liquid. I also added 1 T. grated lemon peel and 1 tsp. lemon extract. It turned out really good.

DanaG21 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 5:12am

made a cake just last night - used lemon juice, zest of two lemons and lemon extract (more lemon juice than extract) and then added a little vanilla. You should have no problems!

Marianna46 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 11:54am

My lemon version of the scratch WASC uses 1 cup of lemon juice instead of the milk, 2 tablespoons of lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of lemon extract. I also add a teaspoon of baking soda to the flour-baking powder-salt mixture. Very flavorful!

CakeandDazzle Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 1:52pm
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Originally Posted by CakeandDazzle

i use lemo juice in my cakes all the time.... usually for two 8 in recipe i juice two lemon, plus all the zest.... i actually add this to my basic white cake instead of vanilla & almond... hth



this is exactly what I'm attempting this weekend! Using "better scratch white cake" with lemon extract...how much peel and juice do u usually use? I




I dont measure! lol seriously the juice & zest from 2 lemons!

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