Recipe: Vanilla Buttercream

A very important basic: Vanilla Buttercream. You can use it on any cake, cupcake or other baked goods if you'd like.

Remember you can make most of my recipes lactose free, which I always do, you'll just have to get the right ingredients.


What you'll need

  • 150 grams of Butter*
  • 300 grams of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tablespoons of Milk or Whipping Cream**
  • Optional: Food Colouring, gel or powder

*Make sure this ingredient is at room temperature.
** Only necessary if the buttercream is too thick to spread.

This recipe makes enough buttercream to cover 12 cupcakes or one small cake.


What you'll need

  • Whisk Attachment(s)
  • Electric Mixer
  • Big Mixing Bowl
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Piping Bag or Palette Knife*

*To spread or pipe the buttercream onto a cake or cupcake.



  1. Whip up the butter with your electric mixer, until it is lighter in colour and has increased in volume.
  2. Add the powdered sugar in a little at a time, mixing well in between. NOTE: Scrape the bowl with a silicone spatula well in between.
  3. Add in the vanilla extract and mix again until well incorporated. NOTE: If your buttercream is too thick and hard to spread, you can add some milk or whipping cream a little at a time to soften it.
  4. Add in any food colouring you'd like at this point.

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