Red Velvet Cake | How to make Red Velvet Cake

By Prabal Kirtika  |  2nd Oct 2015  |  
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About Red Velvet Cake Recipe

A beautiful Red Velvet cake on this valentine day and enjoy the love and warmth of your someone special.

Red Velvet Cake

Ingredients to make Red Velvet Cake

  • flour 2&1/2 cup
  • sugar 1&1/2cup
  • butter 1&1/2cup
  • Soda 1tsp
  • salt 1/2tsp
  • buttermilk 1cup
  • eggs 2
  • Cocoa powder 1tbsp
  • vinegar 1tsp
  • Red colour 1 tbsp
  • Vanilla 1tsp
  • ICING:
  • cream cheese 200g
  • butter 1/2cup
  • Icing sugar 300g
  • Vanilla 1tsp

How to make Red Velvet Cake

  1. Sieve flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. I made this cake by adding cocoa powder to get a nice red colour.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk butter and sugar. Mix it properly and add lightly beaten eggs. Fold in dry ingredients, colour, essence and vanilla. Finally add vinegar and buttermilk. Pour the mixture in 9? round mould or in a heart shaped mould.
  3. For valentine day it will be appropriate to use heart shape mould and bake in a preheated oven for 45-50 minutes at 180 centigrade. Remove and cool on a wire racks or few hours.or overnight.
  4. Icing:Beat butter and cream cheese together with a hand mixer. Add essence and icing sugar until smooth. Keep in the fridge for an hour. Cut the cake horizontally into two even layers.
  5. Place base layer on a serving plate and spread with little cream cheese icing, top with second layer. Spread cake sides and top evenly with remaining cream cheese icing. Decorate as you like. Keep refrigerated.

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Reviews for Red Velvet Cake (11)

sangeeta patel2 years ago

Very tasty Even without the icing!!

Rajiv Kumar2 years ago

wah!!! I think this is the best cake which will be the best for christmas as well as all other occasion. Today i will try to make it by this recipe. Thanks!!! At Last christmas i got such superb!!! cake from the site :

Soma Banerjee3 years ago


Sarmistha Purkayastha3 years ago


sandsea Jackson3 years ago


prema udawat3 years ago

can we use powdered sugar instead of icing sugar

Sudhashree Kukreti3 years ago


ayesha Sultana4 years ago


aliza singh4 years ago

So beautiful :D also is vinegar necessary for this recipe or can we skip it??

Kumar Diya4 years ago

Awesome ! will make my valentine fall in love again...:)

Shweta Arora4 years ago

Excellent on taste and texture

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