Recipe Recommendations For Vanilla Cake And Vanilla Frosting

Baking By Caker16 Updated 9 Apr 2011 , 3:03pm by Caker16

Caker16 Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 4:53am
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My friend requested I make her a vanilla cake with vanilla frosting (no fillings) for her birthday party and in my own personal tasting experience double vanilla usually tastes too sweet. I am wondering if anyone has any good recipe recommendations for both vanilla cake and frosting that aren't too "vanilla-y". Thanks!

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pugmama1 Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 5:20am
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I actually like that combination- kind of like traditional wedding cake flavors. But maybe you could go with an icing other than buttercream if you want to do something different. But first find out if you can change it up a bit since maybe that is what they really, really want.

FromScratchSF Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 7:16am
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Welcome to the boards!

Scratch or box? Big difference around here.


Tor1985 Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 4:21pm
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I really like the moch whipped cream frosting, it's not really sweet and has a fluffy's the link

yanci Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 4:34pm
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I recently cake across Cake Love's vanilla cake recipe and I love it. If you looking for scratch recipe this is a really good one. I do 3 Tbps of brandy instead of the 2 the recipe calls for and add a hint of lemon zest to it. A bit makes a huge difference. Everyone I made it for loves it!. I pair it SMBC and its sooo good.

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misscrazy4cakes Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 4:48pm
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How about using SMBC/IMBC, it's a lot less sweet than traditional buttercream.

Caker16 Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 6:42pm
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Thank you for your advice, I will let you know how it goes!

Caker16 Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 3:03pm
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Ahh, I completely forgot to post a follow up! The frosting turned out great. Everyone loved it. I ended up using less sugar and added a little bit of lemon juice to cut the sweetness and it worked perfectly. Thanks again for all your suggestions!

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