Red Velvet CakeThe US Favourite!

Red Velvet Cake is a very typical American style recipe – but I think they are a bit spesh.  This makes a lovely decadent birthday cake or a cake for special occasions.  It is very very rich, so only small…

Red Velvet Cake is a very typical American style recipe – but I think they are a bit spesh.  This makes a lovely decadent birthday cake or a cake for special occasions.  It is very very rich, so only small slices!

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serves
8
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
11
difficulty
Easy
rating (click to rate)
3.8 based on 6 ratings, click to rate

Ingredients

  • 125 grams Butter
  • 250 grams Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa
  • 2 tbsp Red Food Colouring
  • 280 grams Plain Flour sifted well
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Bicarb Soda
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 250 ml Buttermilk


Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Using electric beaters or a mix master or similar, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well.
  4. In a small cup mix together the cocoa and the red food colouring, and add the mixed paste to the buttery mixture.
  5. Sift the flour together with the salt and add the flour mix alternatively with the Buttermilk until all combined.
  6. Dissolve the bicarb in the vinegar and add to the mixture together with the Vanilla Extract.
  7. Fold Gently until combined.
  8. Spoon the mixture into two greased round cake tins.
  9. Smooth over the top and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  10. Sit the cakes in their tins for approximately five minutes before turning out into wire racks to cool.
  11. Sandwich together with the icing of your choice - but a lovely fluffy white icing is the most visually appealing!

Notes

Recipe Hints and Tips:
  • Red Velvet Cake is suitable to freeze un-iced for up to two months.
  • Double wrap in plastic.
  • You can also make these delicious cakes into cupcakes - just reduce the cooking time!
  • Have no buttermilk? Sour a cup of milk with a tablespoon of vinegar then sit in a warm place for 5 minutes!

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