RED VELVET CAKE RECIPE

There’s nothing quite like a decadent piece of red velvet cake covered in cream cheese frosting is there? I love that it’s a unique flavor all it’s own.

This cake is one of my favorite cakes and it’s perfect for the holidays because its color is so vibrant and festive. Valentines, Christmas, July 4th and birthdays are always a good reason to make red velvet cake

RED VELVET CAKE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

Maida – 2 Cups
Cocoa Powder – 2 tbsp
Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Salt – ½ tsp
Butter (Unsalted, Room Temperature) – ½ Cup
Oil – 1 Cup
Sugar – 2 Cups
Egg – 4 nos
Vanilla Essence – 1 tbsp
Vinegar – 1 tsp
Red Food Colouring – 1 to 2 tbsp of gel coloring
Milk – ½ Cup
Curd – ½ Cup

Cream Cheese Frosting:

Cream Cheese – 2 Cups
Butter (Unsalted, Room Temperature) – ½ Cup
Icing Sugar – 4 ½ Cups
Milk – 1 tbsp
Vanilla Essence – 1 ½ tsp
Salt – 1 pinch

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Beat the milk and curd together and keep aside.
  2. Separate the egg white and egg yolk. Beat the egg whites separately using the hand mixer until they form fluffy peaks. Should take about 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt) together in a bowl and keep aside.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk the butter and sugar together until it is combined. Should take around 1 minute.
  5. Add oil, egg yolks, vanilla essence and vinegar and beat for 2 minutes on high speed.
  6. Add the whisked milk and curd.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two or three parts and continue mixing slowly using the hand mixer.
  8. Add the red food colouring to the cake batter now and continue mixing.
  9. Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt) together in a bowl and keep them aside.
  10. Line up two 9 inch baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven on 175 C for 10 minutes.
  11. Divide the cake batter into the two baking trays and bake the cake for 30 minutes.

With lots of love😍 we present you Valentine’s day special Red Velvet Cake🍰 on to the cooling wire rack. The cake needs to be completely cooled before frosting is applied.

  1. To prepare the frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, milk, salt and vanilla essence using a hand mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  2. Add the icing sugar. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds to allow the ingredients to combine and beat on high speed for 3 mins until combined completely.
  3. To assemble the cake, slice a thin layer off the tops of the cake to create a flat surface.
  4. Apply frosting in the first layer of the cake and place the second layer on top.
  5. Apply the remaining frosting all over the top and sides. Pipe the frosting and decorate the cake as per your wish.
  6. Add the red food coloring to the cake batter now and continue mixing.completely.

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