Chocolate Cake With Vanilla Bean Frosting

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.
Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

You can find the perfect chocolate cake recipe here.

And here is the vanilla bean recipe:

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Vanilla Bean Frosting
  • 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
  1. 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?

Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Bean Frosting

I love the little specks of vanilla bean seeds in the frosting. Just perfect! Now, what yummy vanilla bean recipe should I try next?

Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. says

    Your cake looks beautiful and the frosting sounds delicious! I love the flavor that vanilla beans add, there’s just nothing like it!! This sounds amazing!

  2. Cathy says

    This looks awesome!
    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday!
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy


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