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Red Velvet Cake

Makes ONE, 2 layers 6 inch cake
Author: Delishar

Ingredients

Red Velvet Cake

  • 1 cup plain flour 128g
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder 14.25g
  • 3/4 cup white sugar 150g
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 120ml
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk 120ml
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hot coffee 60ml
  • Red food colouring as desired

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 block 8 oz cream cheese 225g, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup butter 75g, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar 256g, sifted

Instructions

Red Velvet Cake

  • Preheat oven to 325F/160C.
  • Grease and flour 2 x 6 inch round baking tin.
  • Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa powder.
  • In your mixer, beat sugar and oil until combined.
  • In another bowl, beat in egg, buttermilk, vanilla, and red food colouring.
  • Then add in coffee, and white vinegar.
  • Add 1/3 of the flour mixture into mixer bowl, then 1/3 of the buttermilk mixture.
  • Allow to mix after each addition.
  • Alternate until done, and just combined.
  • Divide batter into the 2 prepared baking tins.
  • Bake in middle rack for 30-40 minutes, or until skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes before de-moulding.
  • Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Using your mixer, cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth and lump-free.
  • Add vanilla extract and salt.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Lower speed to low and gradually add in sifted powdered sugar.
  • Then increase speed to medium-high and beat until combined.
  • If too thin, add more powdered sugar, too thick, add milk tsp at a time.
  • If too runny, pop it in the fridge to chill before frosting.

Notes

Level the cake layers before frosting, and save the crumbs as toppings.
Either blitz it in your food processor or crumble it with your fingers.
Adapted from Divas Can Cook