How to make Red Velvet Cake
Recipe source – Joy of baking
All purpose flour – 1 1/4 cup
Salt -1/4 tsp
Cocoa Powder – 1 tbsp
Unsalted butter – 57 grams
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Vanilla essence -1/2 tsp
Red liquid food color -1 tbsp
Butter milk – 1/2 cup
White vinegar – 1/2 tsp
Baking soda -1/2 tsp
Sift or sieve together flour, salt and cocoa powder. Keep aside.
Pre heat the oven.
Grease the baking tray with butter and dust it with flour or line it with parchment paper.
Mix red food color with buttermilk nicely and keep it aside.
Beat butter until soft.
Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and beat until well combined. Mix in vanilla essence.
Then fold in flour and buttermilk alternatively to the above mixture,adding little by little beginning with flour and ending with flour.
Now mix vinegar with baking soda in a small cup. The mixture will start bubbling, quickly add it to the above prepared batter, mix well and pour it into the prepared baking pan.
Bake in a preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Let it remain in the tray for a few minutes.Then invert it on a wire rack and leave it to cool.
Wrap it in a plastic sheet and refrigerate for an hour before frosting.
With a serrated knife, cut the cake into half horizontally. You will have 2 pieces now. Now the cake is ready for frosting. Look at the picture below.
Cream Cheese frosting
Since I could not getmascarpone cheese, I substituted cream cheese for that also.
Cream cheese – 220 grams
Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
Icing sugar – 1/2 cup sifted
Cold heavy whipping cream -160 ml
Beat cream cheese until smooth.
You can increase or decrease the amount of sugar or whipping cream according to the consistency you need for frosting.
The cake along with the creamy frosting tasted great.
Note – Original recipe calls for two-9 inch round cake pans but since I have halved the recipe, I used a small round pan half its size.
Everything from eggs, butter should be at room temperature.
This cake is on its way to Anjali’s Cakes, cookies and dessert event.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!