“Happiness is knowing that there is cake in the oven.”
The word CAKE fills our mind with excitement. It happens with both kids and adults because of the mesmerizing taste a cake has! In the world of cakes, every day some new experiments are occurring and enriching the variety of cakes. One of the much-loved cake flavors is Red Velvet Cake which looks steaming hot and tastes like heaven. It is actually a chocolate cake in which the red color was brought by the beetroot juice initially. But now harmless food colors are used to make the Red Velvet Cake look even more glamorous. It looks enticing and it can be easily prepared at home. You can follow the simple steps mentioned below and surprise your friends and family on any special occasion.
What You Need For the Cake?
All Purpose Flour – 2 and Half Cups
Buttermilk – 1 Cup
Vegetable Oil – 1 and Half Cups
Sugar (Dusted) – 1 and Half Cups
Salt – 1Tsp
Unsweetened Baking Cocoa Powder – 1 Tsp.
Vanilla – 1 Tsp.
Baking Powder – 1 Tsp.
Eggs – 2
Red Food Color – 1 Bottle (1 oz or 28 grams)
What You Need For Frosting?
All Purpose Flour – ½ Cup
Sugar – 1 and Half Cup
Milk – 1 and Half Cups
Vanilla – 1 Tsp.
Softened Butter – 1 and Half Cups
How to Make Red Velvet Cake?
Firstly, heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease the bottoms and sides of 3 round pans of 8-9 inches with shortening.
Faintly sprinkle flour over it.
Mix all the cake ingredients in a large bowl properly and once mixed nicely, continue beating it for at least 2 minutes on a medium speed of the electric mixer.
Now, dispense this mixture into 3 greased pans.
You have to bake for at least 25 to 35 minutes. To check if the cake is baked properly, insert a toothpick.
Then after 10 minutes transfer the cakes into a cooling pan and cool for at least 1 hour.
Now the frosting process would start. Firstly, in a medium-sized saucepan, mix ½ cup flour and 1 and a half cups milk and give a very nice whisk. Keep whisking until the mixture is soft and smooth.
You have to keep cooking this mixture of flour and milk over a medium heat until a thick uniformity is reached.
Remove this mixture from the heat and cool for 10 minutes.
Now, take a large bowl and beat 1 and a half cups of sugar and softened butter.
Use an electric mixer on medium speed and beat the sugar and butter until it gets light and fluffy.
Slowly, add flour one spoon after the other and keep beating on a high speed until you achieve a smooth texture.
Now, its time to put in some vanilla and give another round of beating.
Your frost is ready now.
The Final Touch
Bring one round cake of the three and place one whole cup of this frost and spread well.
Keep the second cake over it and follow the same procedure.
Finally, spread the remaining frost all over the cake.
Now, cover it and refrigerate it for at least 2-3 hours before serving.
Now you know the steps to make a gorgeous Red Velvet Cake. Therefore, you can prepare this cake and wish your loved ones on occasions like Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, New Year, or Valentine’s Day. Narrate your heartfelt love and romance through the smooth and soft layers of this amazing cake. And don’t forget to write to us about your experience of baking a Red Velvet Cake at your home.