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:

Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

Vanilla Bean Frosting

5 from 1 vote


  • 1/2 c. salted butter softened
  • 1/4 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?

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?

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  1. 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. Yum! This looks awesome! My birthday is tomorrow, and my anniversary was two weeks ago, so I know the feeling of cramming both into a short time frame – totally an occasion for yummy cake!

  3. 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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