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Friday, June 19, 2015

Vanilla OIive Oil Cake Recipe with Organic Vanilla Bean Powder

Organic Vanilla Bean Powder Review

We love baking treats in our house, so it was a very fine day when the Organically Grown Vanilla Bean Powder showed up at my door.  ( I had already started a Pinterest Page to keep my recipes.)

I love vanilla and I love to find new ways to use it. The flavor is my my favorite!

What Is Vanilla Bean Anyway?

  • the dried seed pod of the vanilla plant 
  • a tropical fruit of Vanilla planifolia
  • a species of vanilla orchid in genus Orchidadeae
  • vanillin that is responsible for the typical vanilla taste and scent

What is Ground Vanilla Bean Used For?
  • most used for culinary purposes
  • substitute for vanilla extract
  • enrichs the taste of coffee before brewing
  • gifts and crafts, and other DIY projects
  • anti-inflammatory properties 
  • aromatherapy

I finally ended up deciding on a vanilla cake. I decided on this recipe because I had the ingredients.. lol

Vanilla Cake

1 cup white flour
1/4 cup almond flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp vanilla bean powder

I mixed it all up and put in a greased and parchment paper lined pan. This was in a 9 x 13 pan, so it was a thin cake. ( I am sure I committed a cake violation here, but it worked.)

I cooked it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, checking often since I had modified the recipe. I also like browned edges.. no frosting for me either.

This was my result. HEAVEN. 

I love the vanilla flavor of this cake. 

It is also beautiful- the vanilla is visible in the cake- little flecks of vanilla delight. I ate this cake pretty quickly. It was so moist.  I have never used olive oil before in a cake, but it was really great. I thought I would never convert from butter cakes, but here we are.

Overall, I think the  Organically Grown Vanilla Bean Powder is so yummy. I can't wait to make some more delicious treats! Thanks!