French Vanilla Cake

Baking By Aish90 Updated 2 Jan 2011 , 12:28am by JanH

Aish90 Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 8:49pm
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I was wondering if anyone knows how to make a french vanilla cake like Betty Crocker's but from scratch. I am in England and can't find the cake mix or the french vanilla flavour. I have a recipe for a vanilla sponge cake but it is not as soft as the cake mix. What is the difference between french vanilla and vanilla anyway? :s


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JanH Posted 2 Jan 2011 , 12:28am
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French Vanilla is a custard (egg yolk based) vanilla flavored ice cream which also incorporated vanilla bean grains:

UK French Vanilla ice cream recipe:

So a French vanilla cake would be golden (because of the egg yolks) and contain vanilla bean grains as well as extract.

Vanilla Cognac (golden) cake recipe:


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