Substitute for McCormick French Vanilla Blend - Page 2
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I have used french vanilla in my cakes for many- many years. McCormick discontinued it as well as Tones brand. I have tried to "doctor" up flavorings to get it it to taste the same. In my white cakes, normally I would add about 2 1/2tsp of french vanilla to 2 cake mixes. I have found that about 2 1/4 tsp of pure vanilla with 1 1/2 tsp clear vanilla to 3 mixes tastes similar. Sometimes I might add a bit more clear vanilla to taste. I have had to add an extra mix thanks to Pillsbury shortening the amount in their boxes. This does taste similar, but the problem I have found is that after a few day, you can smell a strong smell of the stronger vanilla. Normally the french vanilla cake could last a week and still taste amazing and be moist. My new way has to be eaten within a couple days. I really wish McCormick and Tones would bring it back! I don't know how they didn't sell it enough. I alone would buy about 20 bottles monthly!