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Vanilla Bean Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Bean Vanilla Cake

Photo: Week of Menus

A beautiful vanilla cake made with real vanilla beans in the cake and in the frosting.

Vanilla beans add such a wonderful depth of flavour as well as those tell-tale black specks that let everyone know it’s the real thing.

This is a good basic cake recipe to master and then add your own finishes although I am always a fan of berries used in this recipe. I tend to add a little more vanilla than the recipe calls for but that’s because I like a stronger vanilla flavour – adjust to your own preferences.

And layer or don’t layer – it’s up to you. This is a good recipe for cupcakes too. It will be delicious any way you chose to bake it.

This delightful Vanilla Bean Vanilla Cake is from the kitchen of Week of Menus.

Vanilla Bean Vanilla Cake
Vanilla Bean Cake
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups super fine sugar (or regular sugar that has been put through a food processor and made fine)
  • 3 large eggs (taken out of the fridge the same time as the butter)
  • ½ cup sour cream (taken out of the fridge the same time as the butter and eggs)
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm milk
Vanilla Bean Frosting
  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 8 oz of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out
  • 5-6 cups of confectioners sugar
  1. For the full recipe go here: Vanilla Bean Vanilla Cake.

Happy baking!

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2 Responses to Vanilla Bean Vanilla Cake

  1. sonia at #

    thank you so much for a delicious melt in the mouth recipe made some cupcakes and also a layer cake

    • Hi Sonia – you’re more than welcome. This is a really great basic vanilla cake recipe isn’t it? I come back to this recipe time and time again.

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