Vanilla often gets overlooked for more exciting flavors (like chocolate!), but vanilla is the backbone of many great desserts. It makes its way into chocolate chip cookies, it's added to almost every cake recipe we've ever baked, and it can even give your morning pancakes a boost. Vanilla makes our sweets better all around -- even if you don't notice it.
And when vanilla stands in the spotlight, it definitely shines. Whether you're working with a beautiful vanilla pod or a bottle of extract, you don't need anything else in life when you have a simple vanilla cake to enjoy. But cake is not where we stop with this flavor, there are so many great things to be made. Check it out.