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15 Dreamy Vanilla Desserts: Vanilla Cake Recipes and More

By: Caitlin Lawler,

Dandy Diner Dream CakeChocolate desserts may be many people's go-to favorite flavor, but don't forget about vanilla! Vanilla may not be as rich as chocolate, but this light, sweet-smelling spice is a key ingredient in many amazing dessert recipes. Some of the best dessert recipes of all time call for vanilla. In this recipe round up, the editors of have gathered all their favorite vanilla desserts in one place.

These are the best vanilla cakes, cookies, custards, and more. As an added treat, check out our video of how to make homemade vanilla below to learn how to make your own vanilla.



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15 Dreamy Vanilla Desserts: Vanilla Cake Recipes and More

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Vanilla Cake Recipes

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Vanilla No Bake Desserts

How to Make Homemade Vanilla


Vanilla Cake Recipes


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Chocolate cake may be tasty, but nothing can beat a homemade vanilla cake. These amazing vanilla cakes made from scratch are sure to please your friends and family. You will probably convert a few chocoholics into vanilla-lovers as well. These desserts are not only beautiful, they also have the light, delicious flavor of vanilla in the cake, frosting, and layers. Whether you love vanilla buttercream or can't get enough vanilla flavored whipped cream on your cake, these vanilla cake recipes are perfect for you.


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More Vanilla Baked Goods


Homestyle Amish Sugar Cookies


There are so many wonderful baked goods with vanilla out there that we couldn't pick only one kind to share with you. Whether an old-fashioned Vanilla Sugar Cream Pie sounds great to you, or you are craving a homemade Amish Sugar Cookie, we have the perfect vanilla dessert picked out for you. Our favorite vanilla baked goods are available below. We have fudgy vanilla "brownies" and creamy vanilla creme brulee. There is something for every kind of dessert enthusiast.




Vanilla No Bake Desserts



Even if you don't want to turn on your oven, you can make a fantastic vanilla dessert. These no bake dessert recipes are easy to make and put smooth and creamy vanilla to good use. If you need some chilly homemade vanilla ice cream, or a creamy and delicious vanilla dessert lasagna, you will love these recipes!


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