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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Pina Colada Lush

3 reviews

Pina colada lush is such a fantastic warm weather dessert—it's so light and refreshing, and a breeze to make! I love how the tart pineapple pairs with the sweet coconut. —Jennifer Stowell, Deep River, Iowa

Creamy Strawberry Icebox Cake

My family loves this icebox cake for two reasons: First, it is a delicious way to use strawberries at their...



Air-Fryer Brownies

These small-batch fudgy air-fryer brownies come together so quickly, and no oven is required. Top with nuts or powdered sugar...


Hippity Hop Bunny Cake

This cute, festive cake will have your guests 'hopping' with happiness! Make the cake ahead and add the decorations close...

Bourbon Ice Cream

The brown sugar in this decadent bourbon ice cream gives a hint of caramel flavor, which complements the bourbon. When...


Tofu Chicken Nuggets

These tofu chicken nuggets can be made ahead to use throughout the week. To mimic the taste (and texture!) of...

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...


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36 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

1 review

We love using this simple vegan vanilla cupcake recipe as a base to layer on extra flavor. Stir in grated...


Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

3 reviews

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

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Vanilla Frosting

80 reviews

Don't know how to make icing for cake but don't want to settle for store-bought frosting? This four-ingredient easy vanilla...


Homemade Vanilla Extract

5 reviews

Homemade vanilla is fun to give in decorative bottles with attractive labels. Share it with special friends who like to...


Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Flavored coffee creamer drives my husband nuts. Even so, I still make this classic vanilla one all the time. It’s...


Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

2 reviews

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


Southern Pralines

9 reviews

This recipe is truly Southern, and it's been a family favorite for years. I've packed many a Christmas tin with...

Dutch Honey Syrup

5 reviews

"I grew up on a farm where a big breakfast was an everyday occurrence," relates Kathy Scott of Hemingford, Nebraska....


Thomas Jefferson’s Vanilla Ice Cream

6 reviews

The third U.S. president is credited with jotting down the first American recipe for this treat. No vanilla bean on...


Petite Pineapple Coconut Cakes

Defy wintry weather and transport your guests to the tropics with these beautiful, single-serving confections. Cake mix never tasted so...


Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

2 reviews

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


Vanilla Butter Rollouts

13 reviews

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


Very Vanilla Slow-Cooker Cheesecake

13 reviews

Cinnamon and vanilla give this cheesecake so much flavor. —Krista Lanphier, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Fruit Salad with Vanilla

6 reviews

Peach pie filling is the secret ingredient in this crowd-pleasing salad. Make it throughout the year using whatever fruits are...


Vanilla Cheesecake

1 review

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

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Best Ever Bread Pudding

8 reviews

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


Tailgate Apple Pies

4 reviews

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


Holiday Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

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


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Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

27 reviews

It's well worth the effort to whip up this creamy fruit tart bursting with juicy berries. A friend gave me...