Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

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Description

Level

Easy

Yield

12 slice

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes

Ingredients

1. Unsalted butter - ½ cup (at room temperature)

2. Caster sugar or white granulated sugar - 1 ½ cups

3. Eggs - 2 large

4. Cooking oil - ¼ cup

5. Cocoa powder - 1 tablespoon (plus additional one tablespoon will be needed for dusting)

6. Red food coloring - 2 ½ tablespoons

7. Vanilla extract - 2 teaspoon

8. White vinegar - 1 tablespoon

9. Cake flour or all-purpose flour - 2 ½ cups

10. Baking soda - 1 teaspoon

11. Salt - 1 teaspoon

12. Buttermilk - 1 cup

NEEDED FOR MAKING CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

1. Cream cheese (not spreadable) - 400g (at room temperature)

2. Unsalted butter - ½ cup (at room temperature)

3. Vanilla extract - 2 teaspoons

4. Icing sugar - 4 cups

5. Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

CALORIES 607 kcal
CARBOHYDRATE: 72 g
PROTEIN: 7 g
FAT: 29 g
CHOLESTEROL: 110 mg
SODIUM: 128 mg

Directions

1. The first and foremost step is to heat the oven at 175 degrees celsius. After preheating the oven, take two 8-inch cake pans and lightly grease it with butter. Also, dust the pans with one tablespoon of cocoa powder.

2. The next step is to cream together the butter and sugar until it is light in color. Now one at a time add eggs and beat the mixture well after each addition.

3. The following step is to take a small bowl and combine oil, one tablespoon of cocoa powder, red food coloring, and vanilla until smooth. After combining all these ingredients, add vinegar and mix thoroughly. Also, pour the creamed sugar mixture into this small bowl and mix thoroughly.

4. Now take a separate bowl and combine all the dry ingredients, i.e., flour, baking soda, and salt. Now you have to mix well all the previous dry ingredients, then add half of the dry ingredients and ½ cup of buttermilk into the wet ingredients bowl. Mix everything nicely. Pour the rest of the contents, i.e., dry ingredients and ½ cup buttermilk into the same bowl and combine.

5. After mixing everything, pour the batter into two prepared cake pans and bake this red velvet cake for about 25 to 30 minutes. You can insert the toothpick to make sure that the center of the cake is well cooked. After baking the red velvet cake, remove it from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack.

STEPS TO MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

1. To make cream cheese frosting, you need to beat cream cheese, vanilla, and butter together. Beat until it is smooth and lighter in color.

2. After that, beat in icing sugar until the frosting is light and fluffy. (If you find that your frosting is thin, you can add more icing sugar to reach the desired consistency)

STEPS TO ASSEMBLE THE RED VELVET CAKE:

1. To assemble the red velvet cake, transfer the cake onto a serving plate and trim the dome of the cake to create a flat bottom.

2. Take about 1 ½ to 2 cups of frosting and spread it evenly on top of the cake.

3. Place the second layer of red velvet cake on top of the cream cheese frosting. Also, cover the top and sides of the cake with cream cheese frosting.

4. Crumble the trimmed pieces of the red velvet cake to decorate.

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