Vanilla Recipes

Whether your pantry is stocked with extract, beans or paste, these recipes with vanilla let this classic flavor shine. Use it in baked goods and savory foods, too.

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Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Indulge in this layer cake topped with rich buttercream—a vanilla lover's dream. I use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor. —Michelle Dorsey, Wilmington, Delaware

Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

1 review

We love using this simple vegan vanilla cupcake recipe as a base to layer on extra flavor. Stir in grated...


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Best Vanilla Cake

8 reviews

There's a reason this vanilla cake recipe is the best. Adding creamy vanilla bean paste into the moist, rich cake...


Confetti Cupcake Cones

All three of my kids love these cones. They are requested at almost every birthday party or celebration. —Jami Geittmann,...


Chocolate-Caramel Chiffon Cake

I learned how to make this fluffy, luscious cake while attending pastry school. My family just can’t get enough of...

Chocolate-Filled Angel Food Cake

2 reviews

This decadent angel food cake has a secret tunnel of Amaretto-and-chocolate-flavored whipped cream and a luscious chocolate glaze. It's sure...


Fresh Berry Shortcakes

8 reviews

Plump fresh strawberries should have a place of honor on the plate, and shortcake makes an inviting base on which...

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Sherbet-Filled Angel Food Cake

Here’s a cool way to treat angel food cake: Fill it with sherbet or ice cream. We finish this cake...


Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

2 reviews

Don't let the number of steps in this recipe fool you —it's easy to assemble. The cake bakes up high...


Lemon Curd-Filled Angel Food Cake

4 reviews

For a sunny angel food cake, we make a filling of mascarpone, cream cheese and lemon curd, and then drizzle...


Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake

5 reviews

Angel food cake is everyone’s favorite blank slate for making awesome desserts. Serve it with a simple glaze or pile...

Petite Pineapple Coconut Cakes

Defy wintry weather and transport your guests to the tropics with these beautiful, single-serving confections. Cake mix never tasted so...


Very Vanilla Cupcakes

5 reviews

Everyone loves a vanilla cupcake. My recipe is a vanilla lovers dream—it's a vanilla cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream. To...


Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

18 reviews

For a distinctive dessert with unforgettable flavor, I recommend this cake. Feel free to substitute your favorite jam and lend...