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

    Giant Cinnamon Rolls

    As a young newlywed, I thought I'd take it upon myself to make cinnamon rolls because I thought that was...


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    35 Recipes That Use Vanilla Extract

    Who doesn't love vanilla? Put that bottle of vanilla extract to work with these homey vanilla recipes.


    Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

    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

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

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    Best Vanilla Buttercream

    Why is this recipe crowned the best vanilla buttercream frosting? With its powerfully decadent vanilla bean flavor and delightfully creamy...


    Bean, Paste or Extract: Are You Using the Right Kind of Vanilla for Your Recipe?

    When the choices include whole beans, vanilla bean paste or many types of vanilla extract, how do you know what's...

    Mexican Chocolate Oat Cookies

    Colleen Delawder of Herndon, Virginia takes oatmeal cookies to a new level with Mexican chocolate. We added spicy chocolate cinnamon...


    Confetti Cupcake Cones

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


    Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes

    To make it easier to bring this traditional southern staple to a potluck or gathering, I updated it so...


    Frozen Greek Vanilla Yogurt

    It's simple and easy to make your own frozen Greek yogurt—you might even want to get the kids in on...

    Glazed Apple-Maple Blondies

    My 6-year-old son and I conjured up this recipe to use up the last of the apples we picked from...


    Tailgate Apple Pies

    Made as single servings, these handheld pies are ideal for football games or other parties. They always disappear quickly. You...


    Vanilla Popcorn

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


    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...

    Frosted Eggnog Logs

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


    Blackberry Brandy Sauce

    Fresh ingredients make a rich-tasting blackberry brandy sauce to serve over ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes, angel food cake ... the...


    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...


    Vanilla Crescents

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


    Chocolate-Covered Cherry Parfaits

    If you're a fan of the sweet-tart combination of chocolate covered cherries, you'll be first in line to indulge in...


    Vanilla-Almond Coffee

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


    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...


    Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

    These chewy chocolate cookies get a cozy kick from cinnamon and nutmeg. Oh, and the touch of rum in the...

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    Homemade Butterscotch Pudding

    Homemade pudding reminds me of my grandma and how she turned milk and eggs into creamy textures before my eyes....


    Almond Bonbon Cookies

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


    Dipped Vanillas

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


    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 Caramel Corn

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


    Very Vanilla Slow-Cooker Cheesecake

    Cinnamon and vanilla give this cheesecake so much flavor, and making it in the slow cooker creates a silky, smooth...