How can I make my vanilla cake taste better?
Sometimes I will add another brand of vanilla also because I do feel they taste different and it adds to the complexity of the flavor. You can make vanilla sugar by adding your scraped vanilla bean pods to your canister of sugar. The flavor of the vanilla will penetrate the sugar, and that will help flavor your cake.
What is the difference between white cake and vanilla cake?
A white cake recipe only uses the whites of the egg, sometimes whipped and then folded into the batter, sometimes added directly to the butter/sugar mixture. Vanilla cake uses both the egg whites and the egg yolks (usually) and results in a slightly off-white colored cake but in my opinion has the most flavor.
What brings out vanilla flavor?
Vanilla extract is an alcohol-based liquid that contains vanillin, which is the compound found in vanilla beans which gives them their distinct flavor.
How do you get intense vanilla flavor?
Adding the extract after the custard base was removed from the heat yielded more intense vanilla flavor. When you add vanilla to cookie or cake batter doesn’t impact flavor. For more intense vanilla flavor in custard-based desserts, add it after cooking.
Is vanilla cake white or yellow?
When someone refers to a Vanilla Cake, they are actually talking about either a white cake or a yellow cake. If the cake batter contains egg yolks, then they are referring to a yellow cake. If it only contains egg whites, it’s a white cake. Both cake batters are very similar and both contain vanilla.
What is better for cakes baking soda or baking powder?
Baking soda is strong. In fact, it is about 3-4x stronger than baking powder. More baking soda in a recipe doesn’t necessarily mean more lift. You want to use *just enough* to react with the amount of acid in the recipe.