The Red velvet Cake has become one of the most trending desserts in the last 5 years. My personal favorite, its basically just a chocolate cake with a tinge of that acidic flavor that catches you by surprise toward the end of each bite, and yeah, its RED! What makes it so divine is the cream cheese frosting that blends so well with that cocoa!
I’d like to call it.. The Chocolate cake with a twist..
All ingredients maintained at room temperature.
- 1 and a half cups (175g) cake flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoons (10g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
- liquid or gel red food coloring
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
- 6tbs full-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 3tbs cup (115g) unsalted butter
- 1 and a half cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Sift the flour and cocoa powder and keep aside.
Soften the butter. Add in the sugar and fold. Separate the eggs, and add in the yolk to the butter and sugar mixture. Beat the white separately and keep adding it in.( This is the secret of a fluffy cake!)
To the above mixture, add in the flour, vanilla extract, vinegar, food color and buttermilk and fold till you get a good consistency.
*Buttermilk helps enhance your red color and gives the cake the perfect tinge of its acidic flavor*
look carefully the change in consistency with continuous folding..:)
Line your baking dish with butter paper and pour in your mixture.
*let gravity take its course..allow the batter fall into the dish and settle by itself*
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
Bake for 35 mins.
While we wait, lets work on the frosting..
Beat the cheese until smooth, keep adding butter and fold it together, once a smooth paste is achieved, keep adding the sugar.After the consistency is achieved, add the vanilla extract. Beat for at least 6 mins and refrigerate.
After 20 mins are done, keep checking on the cake, until a tooth pick comes out clean.
Once the cake is cooled, slice it into half and generously apply frosting to make a beautiful sandwich. Apply the frosting over the cake and decorate it the way you like it! Refrigerate for an hour and your cake is ready to be served!
P.S: I am very sloppy when it comes to applying frosting, but I’m sure you can do it better!