I’ve never been a vanilla type of girl. To me, the overall flavor can be too bland, too blah…”too vanilla” in comparison to other existing flavors.
For example, when considering different ice cream flavors to choose from, vanilla has never been in my radar, unless it’s served over warm apple cobbler or next to a slice of strawberry and peach pie. In my opinion, its qualities shine best when supporting and accompanying other desserts, but not by playing a protagonist role.
I mean, why would I ever choose vanilla when there are so many other exciting and interesting flavors in the dessert spectrum? I would choose salted caramel, chocolate mint, or hazelnut over vanilla any day….without any hesitation.
And when having to choose between cake flavors…let’s say, German chocolate cake or vanilla cake for example, the answer is obvious. German chocolate cake (DUH!). How about vanilla cake or carrot cake? The answer is evident once more…carrot!
This theory of vanilla desserts ranking low in my “must have” dessert list has proven to be true for many years…but then came this Vanilla Cake with Black Tea Caramel Sauce. It has a rich and pure vanilla taste that only the best quality vanilla could create. The black tea caramel establishes a hint of sweetness and bitterness that pairs really nicely with the strong vanilla flavor. This cake, along with the nice vanilla extract that I used in it, makes me become a vanilla believer.
And by the way, I’m completely hooked on Lágrima, one of the tastiest vanilla extracts I have ever tasted and the vanilla extract that is used in this specific recipe. I used tablespoons of it for this cake, since its smooth feel and neutral flavor is beyond pleasant. I even used the vanilla bean that’s inside the bottle to boost the vanilla flavor even more. To learn more about this beautiful product and to enhance your vanilla experience, be sure to check out the Lágrima web site.
So I believe that I have a new appreciation and view on this whole vanilla ordeal. Vanilla desserts can be wonderful and powerful in deed. What was that?…You still have a few doubts? Well, I guess it’s safe to say that this Vanilla Cake with Black Tea Caramel Sauce will restore all your faith and trust.
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