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Do you HAVE to use vanilla extract when making a cheesecake?

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Last updated: Oct. 15, 2013 11:04 am
Posted: Oct. 15, 2013 10:10 am
Answered by: Marie C.
Oct. 15, 2013 10:19 am
Vanilla enhances the flavor but you can use any flavor or extract you like.
Answered by: Keni
Oct. 15, 2013 10:38 am
You don't have to, but it does make a difference in the final flavor. As Marie said, you could use another flavor extract.
Answered by: Mrs. J.
Oct. 15, 2013 10:57 am
MelissaAnn - I don't know what recipe you are using. For a plain cheesecake, I put the grated rind of either an organic lemon or orange for flavor, which you could do if you are making a plain cake and don't have any extract.
Answered by: gommy of 6
Oct. 15, 2013 11:04 am
I like almond extract, if your cheesecake is a plain one. It gives the cheesecake a rich depth of flavor. Toni Gommy of 5 (and "pending")
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