DaisyJay Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 6:08pm
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I've searched high and low for a good vanilla cake/cupcake recipe. No matter which one I try, it always comes out bland and on the dry side. The only way I know how to fix that is to add dry pudding mix. However, I have a hard time believing that's the only answer to the issue. I believe there's a way to make such a basic recipe like Vanilla flavorful and moist. All help is greatly appreciated!

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Osgirl Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 7:56pm
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I love this:

http://www.oprah.com/food/Vanilla-Peppermint-Cupcakes

I omit the peppermint and replace with vanilla bean paste. I also use vanilla bean paste instead of regular vanilla. I definitely do not under bake.

This has been my favorite!

Pearl645 Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 8:45pm
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how much vanilla bean paste do you use?

Pearl645 Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 9:03pm
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Originally Posted by DaisyJay

I've searched high and low for a good vanilla cake/cupcake recipe. No matter which one I try, it always comes out bland and on the dry side. The only way I know how to fix that is to add dry pudding mix. However, I have a hard time believing that's the only answer to the issue. I believe there's a way to make such a basic recipe like Vanilla flavorful and moist. All help is greatly appreciated!




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Gerle Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 9:27pm
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The best vanilla cake/cupcake recipe I've found -- which is absolutely fabulous -- is the one by fromscratchsf (now known as Beyond Buttercream). She did a 3-part blog post on her blog regarding scratch white cake and how to improve it. I've been using that recipe for my go-to white cake since I read those blog entries. The posts were done in February, March and July of 2011. The third posting is the one with the recipe. Very good reading, and a fabulous recipe. I am still waiting for her follow-up post on "until done", though. She is just full of great and tasty information!

http://fromscratchsf.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/white-cake-part-3-with-recipe/

TaraLynRRT Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 9:35pm
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Gerle,

I agree with you.....I've been searching for a great vanilla cake recipe and found this recipe on FromScratchSF and decided to give it a try last weekend. Everyone LOVED this recipe!! The cake was moist, flavorful and very easy to make. It's my new go to recipe.

Tami

tigachu Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 11:51pm
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I also agree that fromscratchsf's recipe is the best I have found. You should give it a try

Osgirl Posted 13 Jul 2012 , 12:50am
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I use 2 tsp (or a little more) of vanilla bean paste. I want to try vanilla beans but I haven't bought any yet. The problem I have with a lot of vanilla cupcake recipes is that they don't have any more vanilla in them than other standard cupcake recipes. I like to put in a fair amount of vanilla to make it really vanilla.

I'll have to check out the other recipe too, but the one I posted is my go-to after many tries with other recipes.

Also, I'm going to try one from a bakery in England. I tried one similar to their vanilla and it was so moist and flavorful. I'll post about it after I make it.

rowantree Posted 14 Jul 2012 , 9:20pm
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I really like this one from The Cupcake Project;
http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2011/09/ultimate-vanilla-cupcake-test-baked-by.html

It's easy to make up, bakes perfectly every time, and is moist for several days even at room temp. I frost it with a good basic vanilla buttercream for all around vanilla goodness![/url]

Riley6929 Posted 15 Jul 2012 , 8:56pm

There are some vanilla cupcake recipes on this website that might interest you.

Vanilla Cupcake Recipes

There are also some great cupcake decorations, worth a look:

Cupcake Decorations

george74 Posted 17 Jul 2012 , 1:15am

Like you, I really love to eat sweets because it gives me energy. So, as I am collecting some recipe, I found it http://www.cupcakerecipes.com/vanillarecipe.htm. And sure that will help you in making vanilla cupcake.

anavillatoro1 Posted 17 Jul 2012 , 5:04am

wow I lern so much tks

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