First, we are going to start by taking the vanilla bean and cutting it in half vertically. Once we see that it’s perfectly cut in half, we are going to add this to a saucepan with the milk together. We are going to heat the milk up for about 5 minutes. In addition, make sure your milk does not boil. We just want to heat it up so that it’s perfectly extracting the vanilla flavor.
Let’s take a large bowl and in the large bowl, we’re going to add the flour first and the sugar. Let’s combine them well together. Now that everything is well combined, let’s add the butter. Let’s mix it very well. Once the mixture looks combined, let’s start adding the eggs.
We’re going to add a little at the beginning and then we’re going to continue by adding the rest of them. Once the batter looks combined, we are going to add in the milk that we heated up earlier and mix it really well. Do not throw away that vanilla bean because we’re going to use it just shortly.
Let’s put the batter aside for a little bit, and we’re going to take that vanilla bean that we just prepared and we’re going to scrape all the beans off. Take a knife and start scraping them from the top to the bottom. You don’t have to throw the stem away. You can put it in your sugar and you’ll have vanilla sugar. After we add the vanilla, Let’s start mixing it really well.
Our next step is to add the baking powder. Now that our batter is ready, let’s put it aside and we’re going to prepare the baking pans. In my scenario, I’m going to use 2 8-inch baking pans. What I’m going to do is, I’m going to take the bottom off and then take some parchment paper.