Difference Between Almond Oil And Almond Extract?

Baking By Ali3971 Updated 11 Mar 2011 , 4:07pm by Marina

Ali3971 Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 3:29pm
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I made the WASC cake for the 1st time last night and I used Almond oil the oil smelled REALLY strong so instead of adding a tsp I added 1/4tsp and omg they were horrible the smell alone was overbearing. Im thinking there must be a world of difference between the two? I had to throw 3 dozen cupcakes away!

In the WASC recipe is the Almond flavor really strong?

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TexasSugar Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 3:32pm
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Oils are usually more concentrated flavors and don't take as much as flavorings do.

Ali3971 Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 3:38pm
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Maybe thats why the Almond was outragously strong? Have you tried the WASC? Is the almond really strong in that recipe as far as taste/smell?

Marina Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 4:07pm
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I had the same thing happen to me, but with orange oil. My recipe called for 1 tablespoon of orange extract, but I didn't have that but I did have the orange oil. It did smell strong so Idecided to just add 1 teaspoon. IT WAS HORRIBLE!!! Tasted like a cleaner!!! Is there a formula you use to get it right?

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