Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Vanilla Dream Cake Recipe and a Giveaway


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I’m falling in love all over again….with vanilla, of course.  Especially after having this Vanilla Dream Cake; it’s quite impossible not to fall in love with it, really!  The cake itself is a Vanilla Angel Food Cake infused with Vanilla Blackberry Sage Tea (more on that in just a minute).  The cake is then covered with a smooth, soft and fluffy Vanilla Cream Cheese and White Chocolate Frosting.  Now, I guess you see why I’m in love, right? 

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When Singing Dog Vanilla contacted me to try their vanilla products, I couldn't be happier.  They specialized in vanilla and carries many unique vanilla products, such as vanilla coffee, vanilla lip balm, and this Organic Vanilla Blackberry Sage tea.  When I open the container of the tea, the wonderful sweet aroma from the vanilla and blackberry came right through. 

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The tea comes with a reusable tea bag too, how thoughtful!  If you are to brew a cup to sip and enjoy, simply use 1 teaspoon of tea leave with 8 oz (1 cup) of boiling water; steep for 3 to 5 minutes and enjoy.

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Since I only need 1/3 cup of warm liquid in my cake recipe, I used 1 teaspoon of tea leaves with only 1/3 cup of boiling water so the flavor of the tea is more intense and you can taste the wonderful Vanilla Blackberry Sage Tea flavor in the cake.  The vanilla and blackberry aromas are wonderful and the sage is pretty subtle, which is perfect for this cake.

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I've used vanilla bean paste in many of my previously published recipes such as this Classic Crème Brulee and Vanilla Dutch Baby.  As I've explained in those posts that the seeds from the vanilla beans don’t impart lots of flavor, but it’s the pod that carries most of the flavor and fragrance.  Therefore, when a recipe doesn't call for steeping the vanilla bean pod, such as this cake, the Vanilla Bean Paste is the perfect product to use, especially if you are seeking that intense vanilla bean flavor, along with the visibly beautiful vanilla specks.  (See picture below and check out this video from Singing Dog’s website)

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Ready to check out how I made this gorgeous Vanilla Dream Cake?  Follow me into the kitchen.

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1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, sift 3/4 cup of the sugar with the salt and the cake flour together, set aside.
2) In the bowl of the stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites, tea, and cream of tartar until foamy, about 2 minutes. Then, slowly add the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar. Beat until medium peaks form.
3) Then, beat in the vanilla paste until incorporated.
4) Sift about 1/3 of the flour mixture to cover the top of the egg white mixture. With a spatula, gently fold in the flour mixture. Then, sift in another 1/3 of the flour mixture, repeat until all of the flour mixture is incorporated into the cake batter.
 
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5) Carefully pour the batter into an ungreased tube pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
(Click here for more information on the Angel/Tube Cake pan that I used.)
6) Inserted a wooden skewer halfway between the inner and outer wall; the skewer should comes out clean.
7) Cool the cake in the cake pan upside down on a wire rack for at least an hour before removing from pan. (now it’s the perfect time to prepare the frosting)
8) To prepare the frosting: in the bowl of the mixer fitted with the wire attachment, beat the heavy cream and vanilla bean paste on high until stiff peak forms. Transfer to a separate bowl and set aside.

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9)  In the same mixer bowl, beat the cream cheese and melted white chocolate together until creamy and well incorporated.
10)  Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture, 1/3 at a time until all incorporated.
11) When the cake is completely cooled, use a knife with a thin and flexible blade to insert between the outer cake mold and the edges of the cake.  Go around to loosen the cake from the mold.  Remove the ring mold.
12) Then, insert the knife between the bottom edges of the cake and the cake base.  Turn the cake around to loosen the cake from the base.

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13) Then, insert the knife between the tube and the inner cake edges.
14) Line a cake stand with 4 stripes of parchment paper on the edges.
15) Remove (invert) the cake directly onto a parchment lined cake stand.
16) Frost the cake generously with the frosting. Remove the parchment paper and enjoy.  You’ll have a lovely frosted cake on a clean and neat cake stand.

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Pretty simple, isn't it?  My family loves this cake.   It’s soft and pillow-y, definitely a vanilla dream comes true.  The cream cheese in the frosting has the perfect tangy flavor which balanced well with the sweetness from the white chocolate.  Perfect to enjoy with a cup of Organic Vanilla Blackberry Sage tea!

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Now, are you really to make this cake at home?  I bet you do.  I have a wonderful giveaway for you today to help you with a step closer.  How about winning a set of Vanilla Blackberry Sage Tea (2 oz) AND the Vanilla Bean Paste (4oz), courtesy of the kind folks at Singing Dog Vanilla!?  And there will be 3 winners.  Aren't you excited?  I certainly am.  Thank you Singing Dog Vanilla for providing the giveaway.  Here’s how to enter.

This Giveaway is now Closed.  All winners were contacted.  Thank you everyone who entered.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me if you've ever used Vanilla Bean Paste in your recipes.  Please also leave your email address so I can contact you if you are one of the 3 lucky winners.

3 lucky uTry.it readers will win a Vanilla Blackberry Sage Tea AND the Vanilla Bean Paste.  This Giveaway is open worldwide.  Deadline to enter is March 15th by midnight PST. Winner will be selected through Random.org and announce shortly after the giveaway is closed.  Prizes will be shipped out directly by Singing Dog Vanilla.

For extra entries, do any or all of the following (simply leave a separate comment for each extra entry):

1) “Like” Singing Dog Vanilla on their Facebook Page, click here.
2) "Like" uTry.it's Facebook Page, click here.
3) Follow Singing Dog Vanilla on Pinterest, click here.
4) Add me to your Google+ circle here.
5) Share this giveaway on Facebook (with a link back to this post please)
6) Pin a picture from this post onto Pinterest.

Good luck everyone!    


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Disclaimer: I received the Singing Dog Vanilla Blackberry Sage Tea and Vanilla Bean Paste free of charge for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are 100% my own and always will be.






Vanilla Dream Cake: (Printable Recipe)

Ingredient for the Cake:
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cake flour
12 large egg whites, room temperature
1/3 cup warm strongly brewed tea, I used Singing Dog’s Vanilla Blackberry Sage Tea
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste

Ingredients for the Frosting:
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
4 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled

To prepare the cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large mixing bowl, sift 3/4 cup of the sugar with the salt and the cake flour together, set aside.

In the bowl of the stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites, tea, and cream of tartar until foamy, about 2 minutes.  Then, slowly add the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar.  Beat until medium peaks form.  Then, beat in the vanilla bean paste until incorporated.  

Sift about 1/3 of the flour mixture to cover the top of the egg white mixture. With a spatula, gently fold in the flour mixture. Then, sift in another 1/3 of the flour mixture, repeat until all of the flour mixture is incorporated into the cake batter.

Carefully pour the batter into an ungreased tube pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.  Inserted a wooden skewer halfway between the inner and outer wall; the skewer should comes out clean.

Cool the cake in the cake pan upside down on a wire rack for at least an hour before removing from pan.

To prepare the frosting:

In the bowl of the mixer fitted with the wire attachment, beat the heavy cream and vanilla bean paste on high until stiff peak forms.  Transfer to a separate bowl and set aside.  In the same mixer bowl, beat the cream cheese and white chocolate together until creamy and well incorporated. 

Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture, 1/3 at a time until all incorporated. 

To assemble the cake:

Line the cake stand with 4 stripes of parchment paper on 4 corners.  Invert the cake onto the lined cake stand and generously frost the cake with the frosting using an offset spatula.  Remove the parchment paper and serve.  










232 comments:

  1. This cake sounds wonderful and I'm sure it is heavenly with the blackberry sage tea and vanilla bean paste infused!!! I love vanilla bean paste, I buy it when I can!!! I would love to win your little care package! Thank You for the opportunity!!! :o)

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment and your interest in the giveaway, Wendy. Good luck. Have a nice weekend.

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  2. Wow....vanilla dream cake looks absolutely delicious.... :-)

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  3. Looks fabulous and I'm sure tastes even better! flutterby095@gmail.com

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  4. Oh my, I want a big slice of this cake! Count me in, Amy, looks and sounds so scrumptious. Thanks for the giveaway. xo

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. Glad you like it. Good luck in the giveaway. :)

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  5. I liked their FB page and I already liked your page! xo

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  6. You're already in My Circles or I was following you on Google +. xo

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  7. I am following them on Pinterest. xo

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  8. I have used vanilla bean paste in my recipes

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  9. I follow Singing Dog on Pintrfest

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  10. I Like” Singing Dog Vanilla on their Facebook Page
    I Like" uTry.it's Facebook Page
    I Follow Singing Dog Vanilla on Pinterest
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    I Shared this link giveaway on Facebook
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    And I love your recipe , look so heavenly and beautiful.

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  11. I never used Vanilla Bean Paste in my recipes but I use Vanilla Bean in my cakes and ice cream recipes.
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  12. That's definitely a dream cake! And love your styling! So fun, colorful and creative :)

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  14. I could go for a piece of this cake right now. I have never used vanilla

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  15. I'm having trouble with this site. I have never used vanilla bean paste before butlook forward to trying it.

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    1. Please let me know what trouble you have with the site. Hope I'll be able to help.

      Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck! :)

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  16. I love the tea flavor. I use vanilla bean paste ll the time and almost cried this past weekend when I realized I was out of it. That tea flavor is intriguing and I love the reusable tag.. Your vanilla dream cake = scrumptious!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Lora. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck. :)

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  17. Amy, I have been wanting to try this vanilla forever, and always forget about it until I see a post like yours. Would love to try your beautiful cake. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Susan susansevig@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Good luck in the giveaway. :)

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  18. I liked Singing Dog Vanilla on Facebook.

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  19. I liked your Facebook page uTry.it

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  20. I liked Singing Dog Vanilla on Pinterest.

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  21. I haven't used vanilla bean paste before, but I have been told that there are more flavors in the paste than extract. Definitely would love to try it soon!

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    1. Oh, the vanilla bean paste certainly got more flavors than the extract. Thank you for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  22. I have pinned this post to my pinterest. A vanilla angel food cake with tea sounds sooo good!

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  23. I've never tried vanilla bean paste, but it sounds like a great product and is something I'd be interested in trying

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  26. Added you to my google + circle (Katie Roch)

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  27. I was actually hoping you we're giving away the CAKE!

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    1. hahaha....Thank you, Belinda. Wish I can ship you the cake. It's definitely delicious. :P

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  28. I have never used Vanilla Bean Paste before but I would certainly love to give it a try! I used to work at a health food store where Singing Dog Vanilla products were sold and I LOVE their liquid vanilla... haven't been able to get it since I left that job. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Oh, yeah, I love their products. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck. :)

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  29. I now like Singing Dog on Facebook!

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  30. I now follow Singing Dog on Pinterest!

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  31. I pinned your beautiful Vanilla Dream Cake picture to my Pinterest board!

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  32. Hi Amy, I'm dreaming of your vanilla dream cake now. LOL It sure look delectable and luscious. Nice to go with hot coffee. YUMMY!

    Love your little teapot and cups, very pretty. Your pictures too look excellent. I've yet to try vanilla bean paste and the sage tea. Look interesting...

    Have a great week ahead,regards.

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    1. Thank you, Amelia. Oh yes, this cake is lovely to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. :)

      I got the teapot and tea cups from my Mom. They are so pretty and I love them because they look so "antique" to me.

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  33. Amy, how interesting. I have never used vanilla bean paste - I'll have to keep an eye out for it. Can you use it in savoury dishes? Cheers

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    1. Hi Carole, yes, you can definitely use the vanilla bean paste in savory dishes. I came across many pork recipes using vanilla in the rub, glaze or sauce. Definitely interesting and I'm sure that adds wonderful aromas.

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  34. I've never used vanilla paste before!

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  36. Yes, I love vanilla bean paste! Especially in frostings. eatcakefordinner{at}digis{dot}net

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    1. Oh yes, Jenn. They are perfect in frosting or buttercream. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  37. What a beautiful cake...and I can only imagine how much better it tastes with that vanilla bean paste. Thank you so much for sharing! I'd love to make this!

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like the cake. I agree, the vanilla bean paste really shines in this cake.

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  38. I have used vanilla bean paste for baking butter cakes and muffins, it simply taste great.

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    1. I agree, Sem. I love vanilla bean paste in my baked goods. :) Thank you for entering the giveaway and goodluck.

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  41. your cake looks beautiful! I have a bottle of home-made vanilla extract, so yet to try vanilla paste.

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    1. Thank you.

      Oh, if you like vanilla extract, you'll love vanilla bean paste. :)

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  42. I absolutely adore vanilla bean paste! It has all of the intense, rich flavor of real beans with none of the mess or hassle. My favorite use for it is in ice cream, where you can really see those beautiful flecks.

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    1. Glad you love vanilla bean paste too. :) Yeah, the specks are so pretty. Hope you're having a great weekend so far.

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  43. Your cake sounds positively deliciouis! How creative that you've infused it with tea. Great recipe and lucky you to be able to sample vanilla bean paste and this blackberry tea.

    Before reading the giveaway I had already liked you on FB and then followed you on Pinterest.

    Thanks for stopping by my site for a visit.

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you like my creations and I appreciate that you like my FB page and follow me on Pinterest. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  44. Amy, I have never used vanilla bean paste, but I think I need to try it. I love the pods.

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    1. If you love the pods, you're going to love the vanilla bean paste even more. It's really convenience with all the flavors from the pod.

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  45. I love vanilla, but never tried vanilla bean paste...sounds very interesting!

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    1. If you love vanilla, you're going to love this vanilla bean paste. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  46. Oh Amy, this is quite tempting. I have always wanted to try vanilla bean paste, but never have. Isn't it more common in Europe?

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    1. Hi Abbe. Oh, I'm sure you'll love the vanilla bean paste after you've tried it. Great question, I'm not too sure if it's more common in Europe though. Hope I can travel to Europe one day to find out. LOL

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  47. I love vanilla bean paste ~ I use it in cheesecakes all the time!!

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  48. I follow Singing Dog Vanilla on Pinterest!

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  49. I've never used Vanilla Bean Paste ever, though I've definitely used some vanilla beans before. Nothing like the real thing!

    ~Jayne

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    1. I love vanilla bean too. In fact, vanilla bean paste is grounded up vanilla beans. So, you've got the pretty specks from inside the bean, the strong flavor from the pod and totally convenience to use. :) If you love the bean, you're going to love the vanilla bean paste too.

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  50. Just pinned your beautiful cake on my Pintrest Dessert Board :-)

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  51. Following Singing Dog Vanilla on Pintrest too!

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  52. I pinned it here: http://pinterest.com/pin/304907837241896662/

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  53. I've never used vanilla bean paste, but I have seen it on blogs a few times lately. It has made me want to try it. Crossing my fingers that I win. If I do, I hope what I make with it turns out as good as your cake looks!

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    1. Thank you, this cake is pretty easy to make and I'm sure yours will turn out just as good. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck. :)

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  54. I pinned this post! http://pinterest.com/pin/55239532901611259/

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  55. Following Singing Dog Vanilla on Pinterest. If you need to verify, my pinterest account is http://pinterest.com/ACozyPlace/

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  56. I am already fallen in love with this cake, your pictures are quite tempting and how interesting you infused with tea.

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    1. Thank you. Oh, the tea flavor was so lovely in this cake. :) I'm glad you love it too.

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  57. Wow..what a beautiful cake..looks creamy and delicious..nice clicks
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    1. Thank you so much, Gayathri. Thanks for following as well. :)

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  58. I have never used vanilla bean past, but have always wanted to try it!

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  59. Oh YUM! That cake looks beautiful and delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  60. Hey Amy; I have not ever used Vanilla Bean Paste, but I would Love to try it!!! Your Cake looks absolutely Stunning!!!! Anything with Blackberrys in it is a huge plus for me!!
    Thank-You so much for sharing another Yummy looking Recipe, which I can not wait to try. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Sunny. Glad you like this cake. Good luck in the giveaway. ;)

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  61. what a neat giveaway! no, i've never used vanilla bean paste. vanilla beans, yes, but never paste. your cake is glorious!

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    1. Thank you, Grace. Glad you like the cake. If you like vanilla beans, you're gonna love the vanilla bean paste even more. :) Good luck in the giveaway.

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  62. I've never tried vanilla bean paste but would love to try it!

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    1. Thank you for entering the giveaway. Good luck. :)

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  63. Follow Singing Dog Vanilla on Pinterest
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  65. Shared on fb
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  67. Hi Amy, I really like your Vanilla Dream cake, looks gorgeous!!! I Hope I can dream of this cake tonight, hehe...I never use vanilla bean paste before but I looking forward to try it.

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    1. Thank you, Esther. Wish I can send over a piece of cake for you to try, it's so good. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck. :)

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  70. I have never heard of it before, but I would love to try it.
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  71. I've never used vanilla bean paste before, though I have seen them in the shops before. Pretty pricey, so I would definitely love to be one of the lucky winners.
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    1. Oh...it's the good stuff. It might seems pricey because 1 tablespoon of the vanilla bean paste equals 1 vanilla bean. So, actually it's not too bad if you look at it that way. :) Thank you for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  72. I have nenver used or had vanilla bean paste before...wish me good luck, Amy.
    The cake looks splendid!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. Glad you like this cake. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck. ;)

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  73. Liked you on facebook long time ago!

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  74. Just liked Singing Dog Vanilla on their Facebook Page

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  75. I love your descriptive term of "pillow-y" to describe the cake! I've never used vanilla bean paste in baking. Surprisingly I never used to be much of a vanilla flavor or vanilla scent person. Now I can't get enough of it. Same with mint. My tastebuds must change as I get older.

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    1. Thank you. I agree, my taste and preferences changed quite a bit over time. I say, we're getting more sophisticated as time goes by. ;) Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  76. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us!! I love vanilla and put vanilla extract in almost all desserts I make!! I use vanilla paste when making creme brulee or when I feel too lazy to use the real vanilla bean.

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    1. You're very welcome. Oh, I agree, the vanilla bean paste is definitely a time saver. ;) Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  77. What a lovely cake...love its infusions...sounds as soft and fluffy as a dream, Amy!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it was really a soft and fluffy dream kind of cake. :)

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  78. Beautiful cake!!! My mouth is watering..... never tried vanilla paste but always wanted to ..... just never bought any. The tea sounds awesome as well!! So, I just "liked" Singing Dog Vanilla and uTry.it on facebook, following Singing Dog on Pinterest, added to my Google+ list, shared and pinned ...... my email is bicktasw1024@gmail.com. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Glad you like the cake. I just checked out your Anderson Cookie Project video and it's awesome. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  79. Yum, that cake does sound like a dream. And that tea sounds heavenly! I've never used vanilla bean paste, but I would be interested to try.

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    1. Thank you. Oh yeah...the cake was really like a dream. :) Thank you for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  80. This cake looks so delicious and your pictures are always stunning.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like the cake and pictures.

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  81. That cake looks so fluffy and amazing!! I have never used vanilla bean paste before but it sounds like a super awesome product!

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. I love the vanilla bean paste. It's definitely one of my favorite ingredients to use in baking. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  82. Un cake maravilloso una verdadera delicia me encanta quiero un trozo,abrazos y abrazos.

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    1. Gracias, querida. Me alegro que te guste el pastel. :) Que tengas buen día.

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  83. Unfortunately I've never used vanilla bean paste yet but I am looking forward to trying it with your awesome recipe!

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    1. Oh, I'm sure you'll love it after you try the vanilla bean paste. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck. ;)

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  84. liked it on my facebook page also

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  85. Hi Amy, thanks for changing it for me. Love the look of the cake and yes, I cook with vanilla bean paste fairly often - it's a staple to have in my pantry xx

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  86. I *like* u try it on Facebook!
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  87. first time here, GORGEOUS photos love! absolutely love vanilla; dream cake sounds like a fitting name.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting. :) I'm glad you like my photos. Hope you'll be back often. You have a lovely site yourself.

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  88. Amy...I just love the flavor of vanilla in baking. I think it so under rated, really. While I've tried a variety of vanilla products, I've yet to try any by Singing Dog, though I will definitely investigate them! Particularly their vanilla paste...I've never worked with that yet. Your cake looks absolutely scrumptious and your pictures are beautiful as ever!

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I love the Vanilla Bean Paste and the tea from Singing Dog. I would love to try the rest of their products too. Thanks you for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  90. I think I might try this with buttercream instead of cream cheese (not a big fan for some reason), sounds delicious! I think Vanilla is one of the most interesting aromas, there's so much you can do with it.. I actually never even heard of vanilla bean paste, I just always buy them fresh. It sounds very handy though, maybe I can hunt it down at one of our import stores.

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    1. I think buttercream works just as fine with this recipe. :) Yes, the vanilla bean paste is definitely very convenience to use. You can also check out Singing Dog Vanilla's site for the product. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  91. omg sooooo creative!! that is a seriously amazing and dreamy cake!

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  92. I have not tried vanilla bean paste before! I like the tea setting of this vanilla dream cake. Beautiful, and elegant.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like my setting. The lovely teapot and teacups were from my Mom. :) She knows I love them.

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  93. love how gorgeously dreamy your cake looks! wish i could frost like this ^^ i use a lot of vanilla extract in baking, but no experience with vanilla paste.. yet ^^

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    1. Thank you. Actually, I'm not good at frosting cake either. I just "trying" to make some "waves" on this one. hahaha....But the taste definitely make up for the look for this cake. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  94. This cake looks so good. I wish I could reach into my computer screen and grab a slice. The Singing Dog products look great, I love the idea of a reusable teabag.

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    1. Thank you, Nicola. Wish I can send you a piece of this cake through email. :P Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  95. This dream cake looks and sounds dreamy!! :D

    and No, I have never used vanilla bean paste in my cooking before.

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  96. I've never used vanilla bean paste, but love using whole vanilla beans, so I imagine this would be a wonderful substitute to try! The tea also sounds amazing - and of course, your cake!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, the vanilla bean paste is really easy to use and convenience too. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck!

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  97. I "Like" Singing Dog on FB, too!

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  98. I follow you on Google+ (as Amber Gabrenas)

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  99. This vanilla dream cake sounds divine! And I love your photos as well. Lovely post Amy.

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Glad you like the cake. :)

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  100. This looks sooo delicious, Amy! I love your instructions, but if you send me little of your talent I would be happy and appreciate it hehe
    Great pictures and of course recipe! Have a wonderful day and happy women's day! :D

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandra. Hope you had a great Women's Day too. :)

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  101. I have never used vanilla bean paste before... I am intrigued. The cake looks lovely and so delicious!

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    1. Thank you, Pam. Oh, the cake was in deed very delicious. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck.

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  102. wow!!!! that cake looks so yummy! i have never used vanilla bean paste before and i'm so eager to try :)

    marjnalupa@yahoo.com

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  103. I've never thought to ice an Angel Food Cake, but I love the idea of a tangy cream cheese frosting! And it's so so pretty.

    I've never used vanilla bean paste because it's so expensive. I've used vanilla beans a bunch, where I scraped out the seeds. Would love to try the paste tho!

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  104. Your cake look so pretty and fluffy! I love vanilla and my favourite cake is usually a plain vanilla type. I havent used vanilla bean paste but have used ground vanilla pods. I loved them, so fragrant.

    Nazneen

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  106. Oh wow, you're using 12 egg whites on the cake? The texture looks so very soft & flufy. Such a great job.
    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, dear.
    Kristy

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  107. Before frosting, the cake looks like a chiffon cake. I guess it is soft and light like a chiffon cake too. I have eaten many vanilla cakes before but I don't think those that I have eaten are as tasty as yours because they all used those vanilla flavor and not real vanilla bean paste.

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  108. Your cake looks beautiful! I have never used vanilla bean paste. Sounds interesting!

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  109. I love vanilla flavor, especially if you can see little black specks!

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  110. Never tried Vanilla Bean Paste but definitely will now!

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  111. Follow Singing Dog Vanilla on Pinterest

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  112. This cake looks so light and fluffy! Looks like it can melt in your mouth. Yummy!

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  113. Great giveaway!!! I've never used vanilla paste before/love to try

    Anna

    ksurty@aol.com

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  114. following on pinterest-AnnaK125

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  115. following on g+ -an ki

    Anna

    ksurty@aol.com

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  116. The tea sounds fabulous in this lovely cake! Wish I could have a piece of cake with a cup of the tea.

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  117. I have never used vanilla bean paste but would love to try it!!! calvad at aol dot com

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  118. liked Singing Dog Vanilla on fb-annushka solovey

    Anna

    ksurty@aol.com

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  119. liked uTry.it on fb

    Anna

    ksurty@aol.com

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  120. WOO HOO! This is an international giveaway :) WOOP WOOP! I go through phases too I love chocolate then go off it slightly (not really), then love vanilla more then go back to chocolate hahaha love the look of your vanilla 'DREAM' cake so much better than Angel cake hehe!

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  121. My email is nevertoosweet.daisy@gmail.com :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  122. I've just started using the bean
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  123. I actually just made something that called for vanilla paste specifically, I wish I'd had some to match the recipe more accurately! And apologies in advance for the comment spam, because..

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  124. Then I liked U Try It on Facebook...

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  125. and added you to my Google + Circle!

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  126. and in a moment it will have been pinned, but mostly for the recipe. :) Again, sorry for the spam; slow morning at work, and I figured why the heck not? Plus the follows were all worth it. The recipe looks delicious, and I'm definitely keeping it in my mind the next time I'm in a cake-baking mood!

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