Basic Vanilla Buttercream recipe

When you're in need of a buttercream to fill or cover your bake, this basic vanilla buttercream recipe is what you’re after.

Brought to you by Britt Box from She Who Bakes

When you're in need of a buttercream to fill or cover your bake, this basic vanilla buttercream recipe is what you’re after.

Whether you're keeping the bake simple and elegant, or flavoured and jazzy, all buttercream bakes can typically all have one thing in common – a reliable basic vanilla buttercream recipe. Our favourite comes from Britt Box of She Who Bakes, and Britt’s recipe can be found below.

Find out how to create an ombre cake with this buttercream here, or find out how to make a naked cake using this recipe here.

You will need

  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 500 g icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

1
Cream the butter on its own for a few minutes. Add in the sifted icing sugar and mix well.
2
Finally, add in the vanilla extract and mix at a high speed until nice and creamy.

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