Customer (my niece) has requested a vanilla cake with pineapple filling. I make a white cake for birthdays and such that people refer to as a vanilla cake. Although, most of the time I add almond flavoring because that's what my friends and family like. I did it once and eventually that's what people started asking for - - my "almond white" cake. This niece hasn't really had any of my cake that I can think of. Her mom is helping her with the wedding and said, vanilla cake, pineapple filling. So, I know she's not had my almost white....
So, I've never really focused on anything else. I am realize you can just make a cake taste more vanilla by using vanilla instead of almond flavoring.....but what ratio should I use? 1 tsp flavoring per batch of cake mix? That's what I do with my almond....
Maybe I should make sure she's actually wanting "vanilla" cake versus just a white cake? But, either way, I'd really like to know.
Thanks again! This is a great place and everyone is so helpful!!
I make a vanilla cake that tastes like a vanilla cake. I think I got the recipe here on CC.
It's a WASC
2bxs Wht cake mix
1/4 cp oil
1 1/3 cp water
1 1/3 cp liq vanilla coffee creamer
3 6oz cont. vanilla yogurt
1 sm pkg inst vanilla pudding
2 1/2 tsp vanilla paste(or 1 TBS van. ext)
( I use paste)
Thank you!! Bride is getting back to me.....she's checking with her mom!!
Vanilla is less strong compared to almond. You can ask the bride if she really wants vanilla as a pronounced flavor or as you are thinking, just a white cake. I am very heavy handed with a combination of homemade vanilla and vanilla bean paste. You can add quite a bit before it gets to be too much. Also, vanilla and almond make a great combination. If you really like the taste of your almond cake, you could cut back slightly on the almond, for example maybe half, and still add a teaspoon or two of vanilla. Personally I add several tablespoons.
Whenever I want a more pronounced vanilla flavor I add vanilla bean paste to the vanilla already called for in the recipe.