What is the difference between sour cream vanilla bean cake and white cake?
Sour cream vanilla bean cake is based on vanilla bean paste. Vanilla bean paste gives a much stronger vanilla flavor to the sour cream vanilla bean cake than 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract that most white cake recipes have. In addition, sour cream vanilla bean cake is moister than white cake thanks to the sour cream in it.
Can I use vanilla extract instead of vanilla bean paste?
If you do not have vanilla bean paste at hand, then you can use the same amount of vanilla extract or vanilla powder instead.
Sour Cream Vanilla Bean Cake Bread Machine Recipe
Tags: Bread machine cakes
Sour cream vanilla bean cake is a fantastic cake with extra moistness from sour cream and a dazzling flavor from vanilla bean paste. It is moist and tender but also tight enough either to make it a layered cake or to simply top it with some frosting. The plain taste of sour cream vanilla bean cake and its strong vanilla flavor matches perfectly with many types of fruits, especially with berries, if you would like to enrich your cake with some fruit.
Let’s move on to the sour cream vanilla bean cake recipe below and make a delicious cake!
Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Cake (#8)
Delay Start Time Available: No
Color Option: Yes
Weight Option: No
1½ cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ cup white sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
1 cup sour cream, full fat
Open the lid of the bread machine and remove the bread pan by pulling it upward.
Make sure the bread pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.
Add all the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed and gently mix them a little bit using a small rubber spatula to help them blend well in the machine. You do not need to mix too much, the bread machine will do the real work!
Put the bread pan back in the bread machine, press it down so that it clicks into its place, and close the lid.
Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the “Power” button to turn the machine on.
Use the “Program” button to select program #8 for the cake cycle.
Press the “Color” button to choose your desired crust color, and then the “Start” button to begin the cake making cycle.
Your machine will let you know by making a beep sound once the sour cream vanilla bean cake is done. Open the bread machine at this point and remove the bread pan using a pot holder. If you do not remove the bread pan immediately, the bread machine will automatically go into a warming cycle, keeping your cake warmed for one hour.
After removing the bread pan, flip the pan over and gently tap it on the counter to remove the sour cream vanilla bean cake.
Make sure the kneading paddles are taken out of the cake.
Let the cake cool down a little bit, and then slice it.
Enjoy your sour cream vanilla bean cake!
RECIPE NOTE FOR SOUR CREAM VANILLA BEAN CAKE:
You can also make sour cream vanilla bean cake using butter instead of oil. To do so, just substitute ½ cup of melted butter for vegetable oil in the recipe.
HOW TO SERVE SOUR CREAM VANILLA BEAN CAKE:
You can serve sour cream vanilla bean cake plain, or by adding some vanilla glaze over it. If you would like to have a frosted cake, vanilla bean buttercream frosting goes perfectly well with sour cream vanilla bean cake.
When you serve sour cream vanilla bean cake plain, you can add a scoop of ice cream next to the cake slice on the plate.