Easy red velvet cake is a special type of cake that is tasty and colorful. Keeping the basic red color of the cake, you can decorate the outer surface differently as you like. The cake should attract your friends and family members during the family party or on the tea table. You can, however, make it more attractive to children with a decorated look.
The recipe is discussed in two steps: first the preparation of the cake and then the decoration, which is called frosting. The process is written is a simple form. You can also look at the tips after the end of the process.
As the Red velvet cake contains butter, sugar, egg, buttermilk, milk powder, cream cheese etc., the cake becomes high caloric. Thus, the quantity may be limited to those under food restriction and other dietary conditions.
Easy Red Velvet Cake Recipe Ingredients
- 100 gm butter
- 100 gm sugar
- 2 eggs
- 50 ml buttermilk
- 80 gm all-purpose flour
- 20 gm cornflour
- 10 gm baking powder
- 20 gm milk powder
- 20 gm cocoa powder
- 100 gm cream cheese frosting
- 1 tablespoon red food color
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 3-4 drops vanilla essence
How to Make Red Velvet Cake from Scratch
Sift flour, cornflour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and milk powder with a flour sifter. Keep aside. Preheat the oven to 10 minutes at 200°c.
Take butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with an egg beater. Add egg one by one to the butter mixture and continue beating until the turns to foam. Then add vanilla essence, vinegar, and Red food color to the foam, and then mix well. Add buttermilk and flour mixture slowly to the mixture. Now beat slowly to make the cake batter.
Grease the cake mold and flour to round. Pour the batter into the mold. Bake the cake for 40 minutes at 160°c or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the pan cool down for handling. Remove the cake from the pan and let it cake cool to room temperature.
Ingredients of Frosting:
- ½ cup powder sugar
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
The process of Frosting:
Mix cream cheese and powder sugar with an electric beater. Apply over the Red Velvet Cake covering the whole outer surface.
Decorate with grated chocolate, sweet balls, or cake dust.
For better sifting of flour and milk mixtures, use a thin net sifter, which is usually available in a plastic crockery shop.
Put your egg beater at high speed while mixing butter, sugar, and eggs. But use the lower speed, after adding the flour mixture to it.
Use plastic bowls if you use an electric beater. However, you can use a spatula if you have a practice of quick beating with a spatula.
Do not cut/slice the cake until it comes to room temperature, otherwise, sides will break while cutting.
For checking, whether the cake is properly baked or not, insert a thin stick inside. If it comes clean, the cake is baked properly, if not, heat further 5-10 minutes.
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Recipe by Sultana