This wonderful recipe came from Sweetapolita's blog. You can find her blog
HERE. If you have never stumbled upon it before, you should check it out.
She posts the most wonderful recipes. This isn't the first I've made from her blog and
it won't be the last!
It is the first time I have ever used real vanilla beans.
What a neat experience too! Felt so good to use something all natural.
Real vanilla beans are pretty expensive. Especially if you use a good
quality bean. But the flavor is unmistakeable!
I find using vanilla flavoring in liquid form can be over-powering in a
recipe. Not so with the delicate vanilla bean! Perfection!
You simply split the vanilla bean with a sharp knife and use the tip of
the knife to scrape out the black grit (which is the vanilla bean). So simple!
I feel silly now avoiding using recipes with real vanilla bean :)
This cake was gobbled up by family and co-workers alike. They went on and on
about how the cake wasn't too sweet. Again, perfection!
I did, however, mess up on her instructions for the glaze.
I made the vanilla milk as she instructed and then added my powdered sugar
to it. Needless to say, I did this backwards. My glaze? Too runny.
I added more and more powdered sugar, but it was still too runny.
Next time, I'll make the vanilla milk and then add it to my powdered sugar! Duh!!
You can find Sweetapolita's recipe HERE