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!

Ingredients:~
  • 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


Frosting:~

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

~Method~
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.



4 comments:

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!

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authorMarina Mustafa. Author of ten cookbooks.



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