Cake

RED VELVET CAKE

🌟 INGREDIENTS

For the cake:

◾️2 ½ cups all purpose flour
◾️6 tbsp – cocoa powder
◾️1 tsp baking soda
◾️½ tsp salt
◾️1 cup butter milk
◾️1½ tbsp vinegar
◾️200g unsalted butter
◾️2 cups sugar
◾️1 tsp vanilla essence
◾️4 eggs
◾️¼ cup fresh cream
◾️1½ tbsp red food colour

For the frosting:

◾️230 gram cream cheese
◾️150 gram unsalted butter –  (at room temperature)
◾️3 cups powdered sugar/Icing sugar
◾️1 tsp vanilla essence

🌟 PROCEDURE

◾️Preheat the oven to 180.

◾️Grease two 8” round cake tin with butter and line with parchment and keep it ready.

◾️In a deep bowl, sift together all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

◾️In another bowl, combine together buttermilk and vinegar and keep it ready.

◾️In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar till creamy.

◾️To this add vanilla essence and eggs (one at a time) and beat till combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.

◾️Add the cream to this mixture and combine well.

◾️Add the flour mixture and buttermilk to this mixture little by little and stir till combined.

◾️Now add the red food colour and combine evenly.

◾️Pour this batter in the prepared cake tin and bake for about 35 – 40 minutes or till done

(check by inserting a tooth pick at the center of the cake, if it comes out clean, the cake is done.)

◾️Remove it from the oven and cool it at room temperature for about 20 minutes.

◾️Remove the cakes from the cake tin carefully and cool it over a wire rack.

◾️Cut the cakes on top to get neat layers (reserve it to garnish the cake).

For the frosting

◾️In a deep bowl, beat together all the above ingredients till soft and creamy, for about 5 – 6 minutes.

For layering:

◾️Place a layer of red velvet cake and spread ¼th of the prepared cream cheese frosting.

◾️Place the other red velvet cake on top and cover the top and sides with the remaining cream cheese frosting and do the decoration with the help of icing bag.

◾️Garnish with the cake crumbs.

◾️Serve cooled.

🌟 NOTE

◾️Prepare buttermilk at home if readymade one is not available.

◾️For 1 cup of milk, add 1 tsp vinegar, combine and leave it for about 10 minutes and use in the recipe.

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