A Red Velvet Cake is a perfect cake to make for Valentines Day! This cake is a chocolate cake coloured red and filled with pipe-able cream cheese frosting.
Red Velvet Cake:
280g Soften Butter/Baking Spread
250g Caster Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
3 x Eggs
250g Self-Raising Flour
3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
½ Tsp Bicarbonate Soda
2 Tsp Red Food Gel
Pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting:
250g Soften Butter
700g icing Sugar
360g Full Fat Cream Cheese
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1. Pre heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Place the soften butter/baking spread and caster sugar into a large mixing. Mix the ingredients until they become paler in colour.
2. Next add the vanilla extract and mix again. Add the eggs one at a time while mixing (this will prevent the mixture from curdling)
3. Add the red food gel into the mixture and mix until all of the food colouring has been evenly incorporated.
4. Place 1/2 of the self-raising flour, 1/3 of the cocoa powder and the bicarbonate soda and mix then mix until the ingredients are incorporated.
5. Then add 1/2 of the buttermilk into the mixture and mix again.
6. Repeat this process until all of the dry and wet ingredients have been mixed in.
7. Divide the mixture into 3 x 20cm lined cake tins and bake for 20-25 minutes.
8. While the cakes are cooling make the cream cheese frosting. In a large mixing bowl place the soften butter and mix until the butter becomes paler in colour.
9. Next add the icing sugar and mix until all of the icing sugar has been incorporated.
10. Add the cream cheese and vanilla extract and mix until you get a pale white frosting. Then place the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a Wilton Large Round Tip.
11. Place one layer of cake onto a serving plate and then pipe the cream cheese frosting onto the red velvet cake.
12. Repeat this process again for the second layer.
13. Repeat this for the third layer.
* To make your own buttermilk, add 2 Tbsp of lemon juice into 200ml of milk and leave the milk to thicken up for 5-10 minutes.
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