Vanilla doesn't have to be synonymous with plain or boring. These desserts take vanilla to delicious new levels of rich flavor and applications. Whether you're in the mood for cake, cookies, or donuts, we've got you covered! Below are 12 great recipes all starring vanilla that are anything but ordinary.
Vanilla Magic Custard Cake
This triple layer cake featuring a creamy custard filling is so easy to make.
Find the recipe at: Oh My God Chocolate Desserts
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Creamy vanilla bean cheesecake is topped with a fluffy vanilla bean mousse.
Find the recipe at: Cooking Classy
London Fog Vanilla Bean Shortbread
These buttery shortbread cookies are infused with earl grey tea and flavored with vanilla bean.
Find the recipe at: The Cafe Sucre Farine
Vanilla Cake With Vanilla Bean Browned Butter Glaze
A toasty vanilla bean and brown butter frosting tops this light-as-air vanilla cake.
Find the recipe at: Averie Cooks
Cardamom Vanilla Bean Layer Cake
Fragrant cardamom spices this vanilla bean cake with a vanilla cardamom frosting.
Find the recipe at: Savory Simple
Vanilla Lavender Cake
This delicate vanilla cake is infused with lavender buds, brushed with lavender syrup, and topped with a luscious vanilla buttercream.
Find the recipe at: Red Cottage Chronicles
Salted Vanilla Toffee Cookies
Toffee bits fill these chewy and buttery salted vanilla cookies.
Find the recipe at: Sally's Baking Addiction
Creme Brûlée Donuts
These fluffy donut holes are filled with vanilla bean pastry cream and coated in a burnt sugar glaze.
Find the recipe at: SugarHero
Vanilla On Vanilla Sandwich Cookies
Crispy, yet chewy vanilla bean cookies are filled with a delicious vanilla buttercream.
Find the recipe at: The View From Great Island
Vanilla Bourbon Cupcakes
These moist vanilla and bourbon flavored cupcakes are topped with a swirl of vanilla bourbon frosting.
Find the recipe at: On Sugar Mountain
Vanilla Chai Shortbread Cookies
Add a little spice to your shortbread with these vanilla chai-infused cookies topped with a vanilla cinnamon glaze.
Find the recipe at: Sugar & Soul
Vanilla Bean Cupcakes With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
These cupcakes are bursting with vanilla flavor from the addition of vanilla bean and extract.
Find the recipe at: Get Sweet Smart