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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Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

We love using this simple vegan vanilla cupcake recipe as a base to layer on extra flavor. Stir in grated orange zest and chopped pecans, vegan chocolate chips and cinnamon, or your own favorite mix-ins. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Confetti Cupcake Cones

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


Vanilla Popcorn

"This sweet crunchy snack is my family's favorite," writes Carolyn Roney of Scipio Center, New York. "For variety, substitute almond...


Frosted Eggnog Logs

Holiday hostess Robin Olson from Gaithersburg, Maryland looks forward to finding a trayful of these sweet and spicy treats at...


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...

Holiday Sugar Cookies

I add a hint of lemon to these delightful sugar cookies. For make-ahead convenience, freeze the dough up to three...


Vanilla Caramel Corn

This recipe gives a sweet and tasty twist to microwave popcorn. When I first tried it at a party, I...

Dipped Vanillas

"A touch of chocolate makes these classics stand out on the holiday cookie tray," Karen Bourne, field editor from Magrath,...


Vanilla-Almond Coffee

This recipe is perfect for any coffee lover. Instead of buying flavored coffees, I make my own using flavored extracts...


Rum Vanilla Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things—this jazzed-up version combines vanilla with rum to create a rich flavorful sauce...


Vanilla Crescents

These cookies are especially cozy at Christmastime, but are wonderful all year long. Try them dipped into hot tea or...

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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...


Chocolate-Filled Angel Food Cake

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


Festive King’s Cake

In New Orleans, after the cake is baked a tiny toy baby is often inserted into it. Whoever gets the...


Vanilla Butter Rollouts

Even cooks who normally shy away from cut out cookies can make these with confidence. The dough is so easy...


Almond Bonbon Cookies

These bonbons remind me of England, with a touch of America. Dip cooled cookies into one frosting or each side...

Creepy Candied Corn

I couldn't stop eating this popcorn when I first tried it at a friend's party. My generous pal offered the...


Hoka Cheesecake

The Hoka Cheesecake, named for a beloved local theater, is pretty addicting. It's one of the first recipes I learned...


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Pinwheel Pops

My mom used to make pinwheels every Christmas, and I still love them. They are so colorful, and perfect for...


Vanilla & Cinnamon-Kissed Apple Latkes

Latkes are crispy fried pancakes, often made with potatoes. But this sweet version with apples, orange juice, cinnamon and vanilla...


Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Children reach with both hands for these buttery tender mini muffins. Cinnamon-spiced and made with applesauce, they’re easy to bake...


Vanilla Cheesecake

To me, there is nothing better than a simple, elegant cheesecake where the vanilla takes center stage. And when I'm...


Chocolate Chip Challah

I'm fond of baking and since Challah is not available where I live, I've created my own version to serve...


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Best Ever Bread Pudding

The secret to incredible bread pudding with a soft middle and crisp edges starts with leftover dinner rolls. I picked...

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Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake

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


Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

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


Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

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


Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

This recipe is the most recent cheesecake I gave to my mother for her birthday, and we all just loved...