How Much Peppermint Extract To Add To Cake

Baking By tara7778 Updated 21 Nov 2011 , 10:25pm by cakegrandma

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tara7778 Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 6:26pm
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i am making a chocolate peppermint cake but i don't know how much peppermint extract or peppermint oil to add to the batter? it is enough batter to make 30 cupcakes or 1 ten inch round. thanks so much!

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cakegrandma Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 10:25pm
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I think how much you use would depend on the brand and type of peppermint you are using. I would put 1/4 tsp in your batter and after mixing it take a small taste. Peppermint is one that to me gets stronger and can be too much. If you do not think it is minty enough you can certainly add a little at a time until it is agreeable to you. It is better to add more than to have too much in your batter and of course, no way to remove it.

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