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August 11, 2013

RED VELVET CAKE


 An utterly gorgeous cake, made extra tender with the use of buttermilk..seems like the old adage -"We eat with the eyes first".. comes true, whoever I have served it to seem first to fall in love with the attractive red colour and then the chocolaty tenderness of it. A great hit at parties and birthdays!


Ingredients-
Ground white sugar- 1 and ½ cups
Eggs-2
Cocoa- 4 tbsp
Butter- 1 cup, softened
Salt-1/2 tsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Buttermilk- 1 cup
Plain flour- 2 and ½ cups
Baking powder- 2 tsp
White vinegar- 1 tbsp
Red food colour- 4 tbsp
Baking soda- ½ tsp

For the icing-
300 ml heavy cream//Cream cheese( whatever is available, original recipe calls for cream cheese)
½ cup castor sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence

Method-
  • Preheat oven to 200 degree C
  • Grease and flour two 9- inch cake pans
  • Cream butter and sugar together very well. Add eggs and beat well.
  • Add the cocoa, food colour, salt, vanilla to the creamed mixture.
  • Now alternately add flour and buttermilk, mix well, in the end add the vinegar.
  • Pour batter into the prepared cake pans and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
For the icing-
Take a  clean mixing bowl and combine cream/ cream cheese along with the rest of the ingredients, beat well till light and fluffy.

For assembling-
Sandwich the cake with a quarter of the prepared icing , spread the rest on top and sides.
Chill well before serving.

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2 comments :

Apu August 12, 2013 at 10:19 AM  

Looks tempting! Would love a slice!

Linkbuilder na Matakaw September 8, 2013 at 9:37 PM  

Red Velvet Cake? Have I tried this? Oh well, yes! But this post of yours really is very tempting. Makes me wanna grab a slice!

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