Thermomix Vanilla Cake

Thermomix Vanilla Cake

A simple Thermomix vanilla cake with homemade buttercream icing – the perfect birthday cake (or afternoon tea treat!). 

Thermomix Vanilla Cake

It’s no secret that here at ThermoBliss we LOVE a good cake recipe… and this one is no exception! Our Thermomix Vanilla Cake is an absolute classic. It’s so simple to make and tastes amazing with our buttercream icing (also made in the Thermomix, of course!).

A piece of cake with pink icing.

Best of all, the cake made from basic ingredients that you might already have at home – butter, caster sugar, salt, eggs, vanilla extract and self-raising flour. Plus the buttercream takes just a minute or two to whip up and is made from butter, icing sugar, milk, vanilla extract and a drop of food colouring (optional). This really is such a simple and classic cake recipe.

If you notice that your cake is browning too quickly while baking, simply pop a loose sheet of foil over the top and continue cooking. The cake is ready when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out with just a few crumbs on it.

A slice of cake on a plate.

This cake is a great all-rounder. It can be used for birthday cakes, lunch boxes, morning/afternoon tea treats, cake stalls… anything! It can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 2 months (but I promise it will be eaten well before then!!).

A piece of cake with a fork next to it.

And in case you need some more delicious Thermomix cake recipes in your life (of course you do!), check out our Top 10 Thermomix Birthday Cake recipes

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Thermomix Vanilla Cake

Thermomix Vanilla Cake

A simple Thermomix Vanilla Cake with homemade buttercream icing.
5 from 23 votes
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Course: Sweet
Cuisine: cakes
Keyword: Thermomix Vanilla Cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 serves


  • Thermomix
  • Oven


For the vanilla cake

  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g self-raising flour

For the buttercream

  • 185 g butter room temp
  • 300 g icing sugar mixture
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 drop pink food colouring (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line a round 20cm cake tin with baking paper and set aside.
  • Place the butter and sugar into the Thermomix bowl and and mix for 15 seconds, Speed 5.=
  • Add the eggs, salt, vanilla extract and self-raising flour and mix for 15 seconds, Speed 5. Scrape down sides ofthe bowl, and mix for a further 10 seconds, Speed 5.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or until tested with a skewer. 
  • Allow to cool in the tray for 15 minutes then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the buttercream, place the icing sugar into the Thermomix bowl and mix for 10 seconds on Speed 9.
  • Add the butter, milk, vanilla extract and food colouring to the bowl. Mix for 30 seconds on Speed 4.
  • Spread the buttercream frosting over the cooled cake and serve.


Keep any leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. 


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      Hi Sharon, to freeze, wrap in a layer of plastic wrap and then another layer of foil and freeze for up to 3 months. To defrost, place the cake (still wrapped) on a wire rack and allow to defrost at room temperature, then unwrap, add frosting and serve.

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  1. 5 stars
    I was looking for a simple butter cake recipe to make in the TX. Reduced sugar to 150g and it came out perfectly. Baked in a 25cm x 20cm slab tin which was fine. It was plenty sweet with icing on as well. Thank You!

  2. 5 stars
    All time favourite!
    Pretty chuffed I found this one bowl, quick, no fuss and delicious recipe. It’s now saved as a favourite.
    Cooked mine in a 25cm round silicon mould and worked perfectly. Have made several icing variations such as a simple lemon drizzle and all delicious with this versatile cake.
    Highly recommend.

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