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When to Use Pure Vanilla Extract or Imitation Vanilla in Desserts

Want to know when you can substitute imitation vanilla for pure vanilla extract in desserts? We have the answer!

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Pure Vanilla Extract vs. Imitation Vanilla

In oven-baked goods, such as cakes and cookies, it's almost impossible to taste the difference between the flavor of items prepared with imitation vanilla or pure vanilla. Basically, for baked goods, imitation vanilla will be fine.

In low-heat sweets, such as puddings, pastry creams, and icings, the taste difference is more noticeable. For best results, use pure vanilla extract for these treats and for frozen desserts.

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