Vanilla butternut extract is available for purchase from online retailers such as Kingarthurflour.com and Amazon.com. Bickford Flavors also sells a version of vanilla butternut extract at its website. Vanilla butternut extract is versatile and adds rich flavor to baked goods such as cookies, muffins and pound cake. It is also added to waffle, French toast and pancake batter to give these classic breakfast foods more flavor.
Vanilla butternut extract is the perfect substitution for butternut flavoring in a recipe for butternut pound cake. To make this recipe, first grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. In a bowl, combine 3 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and set aside. In another bowl, combine 1 can of evaporated milk with 3 ounces of whole milk. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup shortening and 2 1/2 cups sugar, creaming ingredients until mixture is light and fluffy.
Beat 5 eggs into the shortening mixture, adding in one egg at a time. Stir in 2 tablespoons vanilla butternut extract. Gradually beat the flour mixture into the shortening mixture, and alternate beating in the milk mixture, repeating until all ingredients are just combined. Spread the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for one hour 45 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.