Some people question whether there is actually a difference between Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Essence:
Well to start with, here’s the dictionary definition of the two.
Extract: Preparation containing the concentrated essence of a substance.
Essence: Concentrated liquid used to flavour food.
Vanilla Extract is thicker and sometimes contains vanilla seed. Vanilla Extract taste more natural and is definitely more luxurious; it’s the superior of the two. Vanilla Extract will contain alcohol, but a lot less than the essence.
Vanilla Extract has a sweet delicious aroma; which means that your cakes and desserts will have a better taste….If you haven’t guessed already, I always use Vanilla Extract in Delights by Cynthia cakes.