Why does anyone say vanilla is plain? The scent of vanilla alone is so alluring and sweet that it's artificially created in candles and air fresheners by the millions. Take away the middle man and make your whole world smell (and taste) like vanilla the good old-fashioned way: by baking up dozens of moist, fragrant baked goods! If there was ever any doubt, this assortment of cupcakes, cookies, and other sugary confections will prove just how exceptional vanilla really is.

Thin Raspberry Vanilla Cheesecake (from Red Shallot Kitchen)

Thin Raspberry Vanilla Cheesecake

Vanilla Bean Mini Donuts (from Mike Kostyo)

Vanilla Bean Mini DonutsYogurt and Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberry MoussePink Vanilla Rainbow Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Strawberry Rolls with Vanilla Bean Glaze (from a Splash of Vanilla)

Strawberry Rolls with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Vanilla Chai Cupcakes (from Jenna Laughs)

Vanilla Chai CupcakesBlueberry Vanilla Cookie Ice Cream

Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding Brulee (from Cake on the Brain)

Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding Brulee

Mini Boston Cream Cupcakes (from Plump Me Up)

Mini Boston Cream Cupcakes

Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles (from Shugary Sweets)

Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles