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Vanilla Bean Cake Recipe

Looking for a great vanilla bean cake recipe? This is it! A moist, delicious and very vanilla cake, sure to be your favorite.


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Native Vanilla bean
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease two 8-inch round pans and line the bottom with parchment paper and set aside. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a measuring cup, combine the milk and cream together.

Step 2:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add one egg at a time until combined, then add vanilla extract and the seeds from the Native Vanilla bean. Beat until combined and smooth.

Step 3:

Alternate adding dry and wet ingredients in the mixer, starting and ending with the dry mixture until completely combined and smooth. The best way to do this is to add a third of the flour mixture, beat until combined. Add half the milk mixture, beat until combined and repeat again ending with the flour mixture. Make sure to scrape the bowl between each addition.

Step 4:

Pour batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake for 25-27 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cool completely before decorating.

Now that you’ve got this wonderful cake, find a delicious vanilla frosting and add some fresh fruit to the top.

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