This week was a very eventful one for me. I celebrated my anniversary AND birthday! Seriously, I got married two days before my birthday. It makes for a fun filled week for me each year. Not so much for the hubby who tries every year to combine gifts. Silly guy 😉
The best part of the week though, is that there is a guaranteed delicious dessert. Yum. I love a good classic chocolate cake. A few weeks ago a friend of mine shared with me, the best chocolate cake recipe ever. EVER. Since I’ve had vanilla bean on my mind since this Vanilla Bean Recipe round up, I decided to go with a vanilla bean frosting.
You can find the perfect chocolate cake recipe here.
And here is the vanilla bean recipe:
- ½ c. salted butter softened
- ¼ c. unsalted butter softened
- Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean
- 3 c. of powdered sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp. milk
- In a medium sized bowl, beat butters and vanilla bean seeds until whipped creamy, about 7 minutes. Add in powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk, and mix on low until incorporated, about 1 minute. Then, beat for on medium for an additional 5 minute or until the frosting is light and fluffy.
We really loved this cake and it’s delicious vanilla bean frosting. I may or may not have even had it for breakfast on my birthday, which is totally allowed for the birthday girl, right?
I love the little specks of vanilla bean seeds in the frosting. Just perfect! Now, what yummy vanilla bean recipe should I try next?