I’ve been having this recipe in mind for quite some time but the time to make it only came few days back. I wanted to try my hand a little on cake decorating as well. But when I got to work I realized I had more quantity of red icing than what was required. And in my attempt to use it all up, the cake got a little too adorned and turned out to be more of a wedding cake than a simple Red velvet cake. So it be I thought. 😉
- Plain flour – 2 1/2 cups (sifted)
- Salt – 1/2 tsp
- Cocoa powder – 1 tbsp (sifted)
- Butter or oil – 1/2 cup
- Granulated white sugar – 1 1/2 cups
- Eggs – 2 large
- Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
- Buttermilk – 1 cup
- Liquid Red food coloring – 2 tablespoons
- White vinegar – 1 tsp
- Baking soda – 1 tsp
- Baking powder – 1 tsp
- Cream – 1 cup
- Icing Sugar – 1/2 cup
- Red food color – as required (optional)
- In a bowl mix together sifted plain flour, baking powder, salt and sifted cocoa powder.In a measuring cup, mix together the buttermilk and the red food color. Set both aside.
- In a separate bowl beat the butter till soft with a hand mixer and then add the sugar and continue beating. Then add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Then add the vanilla essence and beat again till well combined.
- Then add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk mixture alternately (starting and ending with the dry ingredients) and continue beating.
- In a small bowl mix together the baking soda and vinegar. Wait for the effervescence and then quickly fold it into the cake batter using a spatula.
- Pour the batter into a greased 9″ tin and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for about 20 to 25 minutes or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- If you are using the stove for cooking, place an iron tray beneath the dish you are using and cook on very low flame for about 20 mins with a heavy lid. Insert a skewer and check if the cake is done.
- Cool the cake for about 2 hours and slice in two layers.
- For the icing, beat together the cream and icing sugar and spread the icing between the cake layers and on the top and side.
- Mix a little food color in the remaining icing and decorate the cake as desired.