For my son's 1st birthday i want to make a very vanilla tasting cake with a very vanilla type frosting. Any recipe suggetions? He will have a smash cake and cupcakes for the rest of the guest. No crisco please! Thank you!
It's just adding a lot of good vanilla to whatever you use, if what you use you like, then just add more vanilla. Really that simple.
My new favorite ingredient is Nielsen-Massey's vanilla bean paste. It adds great vanilla flavor and the specks of vanilla look so good!
add french vannila pudding..it gives it such a strong vannila flavor
The scratch yellow cake recipe I use gives a really good vanilla flavour, but it uses crisco as the base .
The other vanilla cake I use is by doing a slight tweak to the WASC cake - instead of almond, I add triple the amount of vanilla...gives it a delicious vanilla flavour. The best part of it is that it you can dye the cake batter to match your theme . HTH
I'm with frankdiabetes, vanilla bean paste is wondeful!!! That is all I use in my bakery.
I made an Oreo cheese cake once which was really really vanilla-y and equally good, that would probably be no good? From memory the vanilla-ness just came from a very large quantity of extract (its all I had but is also what the recipe called for)