Monday, 29 November 2010

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I've been wanting to cook Red Velvet Cake for ages......So, it was such a joy for me when I finally did it! I gathered some recipes which I frequently cooked at Cafe Dania, improvised this and that, added this and that....and I got a pretty decent Red Velvet Cake. I am however, on a constant quest for self-improvement, so I'll definitely share with you if I manage to come up with a better recipe! Enjoy this!

  • 2 1/4 cups flour , sifted
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking soda, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs


  • 2 1/2 cups cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups icing sugar

1. Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

2. Combine the milk and vinegar together.

3. Beat butter & sugar till it becomes creamy and well blended.

4. Add eggs one at a time, beating in between each addition.

5. Beat in the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk mixture in 3 additions, beginning & ending with flour.

6. Pour in the vanilla essence and the red coloring and mix well.

7. Divide the batter into 2 greased 9" 1 1/2" high round tins.

8. Bake in a preheated 180ÂșC oven for about 35 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

9. Cool on a rack.

~Method for frosting~

1. Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until smooth.

2. Put in the vanilla.

3. Add icing sugar and beat until smooth.

4. Place 1 cake layer on a platter. Spread half the frosting over the cake.

5. Top with second layer of cake. Spread with the remaining frosting.


era adnan said...

ur red velvelt look so yummmmy.....wallah Marina

Noor Farahni Johari said...

Malam tadi I buat kek ni(sempena my 4th year anniversary today) ikut resipi ni bulat-bulat. Alhamdulillah memang sedap sangat. Terima kasih Kak Marina :)

Sharifah said...

Kak Marina, what flour do you use for this cake? Is it cake flour?

Cooking with Marina Mustafa said...

Actually I use regular tepung gander for this recipe Sharifah. Tapi I'm sure the texture will be beautiful & gebu if you use cake flour too. Enjoy!


authorMarina Mustafa. Author of ten cookbooks.

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