How To Use Extracts?

Baking By tonyas_jewels Updated 23 Jul 2010 , 7:23am by tonyas_jewels

tonyas_jewels Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 4:46am
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I am making a lemon cake and was wondering how to use the lemon extract i bought? do i use it in place of the vanilla in my cake recipe? I want a very lemony taste..thanks for your helpicon_smile.gif

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JanH Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 6:17am
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Yes, you can replace the vanilla extract with the lemon extract to make a lemon flavored cake. icon_smile.gif

If you don't feel that's lemony enough, you can add a bit extra...

HTH

karabeal Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 6:46am
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You may also want to consider adding fresh lemon zest to the cake batter. It carries quite a lemon-y punch.

tonyas_jewels Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 6:47am
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thank you so much! about how much should i put in? I usually put 3TBS of vanilla..i ordered the lemon extract thru kitchen crafts...is this kind strong enough?

karabeal Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 6:49am
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Can't tell ya. But taste the batter once the extract is mixed in and ready to go. If you think it is sufficiently puckery then great. If not, you can add zest for additional punch.

tonyas_jewels Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 7:23am
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zest is a great idea! thank you for your help!

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