12 Delicious Vanilla Desserts That Are Anything But Vanilla

12 Delicious Vanilla Desserts That Are Anything But Vanilla

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