Red Velvet Cake [Happy Valentine's Day]

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ooh yeah, you heard it right !! Today's post is about yet one of my another most beloved and HG recipe and i.e. Red Velvet Cake

Most of the people love the tramendous flavour of Red Velvet Cake and some people don't, well the botton line is I just love baking and love Red Velvet Cake and I love to bake it but a few months ago I discovered a one newer version and i.e. Red Velvet Cheese Cake which is equally mouth watering and deliciously to die for.

The Red Velvet History :

James Beard's 1972 reference American Cookery describes three red velvet cakes varying in the amounts of shortening and butter. All use red food coloring, but the reaction of acidic vinegar and buttermilk tends to better reveal the red anthocyanin in the cocoa. Before more alkaline "Dutch Processed" cocoa was widely available, the red color would have been more pronounced. This natural tinting may have been the source for the name "Red Velvet" as well as "Devil's Food" and similar names for chocolate cakes. While foods were rationed during World War II, bakers used boiled beets to enhance the color of their cakes. Boiled grated beets or beet baby food are found in some red velvet cake recipes, where they also serve to retain moisture.
In Canada the cake was a well-known dessert in the restaurants and bakeries of the Eaton's department store chain in the 1940s and 1950s. Promoted as an exclusive Eaton's recipe, with employees who knew the recipe sworn to silence, many mistakenly believed the cake to be the invention of the department store matriarch, Lady Eaton.
A resurgence in the popularity of this cake is partly attributed to the 1989 film Steel Magnolias in which the groom's cake (a southern tradition) is a red velvet cake made in the shape of an armadillo.

Flavors Of Red Velvet Cake 
A red velvet cake is a cake with a dark red, bright red or red brown color. It is usually prepared as a layer cake with either a vanilla or chocolate flavor with a creamy white icing or a cookie dough fiiling. The reddish brown color of the cake originally was from a reaction of the cocoa powder with an acidic ingredient such as buttermilk, however red food coloring is often added especially if the cake does not contain chocolate.
Common ingrdeints are buttermilk, butter, flour, cocoa, cookie dough and beetroot or  red food coloring. The amount of cocoa used varies in different recipes. Cream cheese frosting is most commonly paired with the cake as well as the traditional buttercream.

So here it goes the recipe :

Super Moist Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting.

Ingredients :
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons regular or Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugae
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons liquid red food coloring
  •  1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • Preheat oven to 350F and place rack in center of oven. Butter two 9'' round cake pans and line them with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In mixing bowl sift togather the flour, salt and cocao powder, set aside.
  • In seprate bowl beat the butter until soft, add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • In a measuring cup whisk the butter milk with the red food coloring. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, in three addition, beginning and end with the flour.
  • In seprate small cup combined vinegar and baking soda. Allow the mixture to fizz and then quickly fold into the cake better.
  • Work quickly, divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans and smooth tops with an offset spatula or the back of the spoon.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 20-30mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clea.
  • Cool the cale in their pans then on a wire rack for 10 mins.
  • Once the cakes have completely cooled, wrap in the plastic and place cake layers in refrigerator for at least an hour or over night preferably (this is done to make filling and frosting the cakes easier.)
Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 8 ounces tub of mascarpone cheese at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


  • In clean and dry bowl beat cream cheese and mascarpone cheese until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla and icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Using the whisk, gradually add the heacy cream and whip until frosting is thick enough to spread.
  • Add more sugar or cream as needed to get right cosistency.
Makeup Time For Red Velvet ;)

Red Velvet Cake Without Icing

  • With a serrated knife, cut each cake layer in half horizontally.
  • You'll have four cake layers now, place one of the cake layers and top of the cake should facing down on your serving platter.
  • Spread the cake layer with a layer of frosting.
  • Place another layer of cake on top of the frosting and continue to frost and stack the layers.
  • Frost the top and sides of the cake. 
  • You can garnish cake with sweetened or unsweetened coconut.

                                                                                Red Velvet Cake With Icing

Enjoy ♥ ♥
 Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Cake

This is all for now dolls, hope you like it. Do share your feedbacks in comments below.

What do you think about it ? Anyone of you tried it yet?

Happy Valentines Day Everyone <3 

30 comments on "Red Velvet Cake [Happy Valentine's Day]"
  1. WOW! This looks SO yummy!! I am going to try this now :D
    Keep your recipe posts coming..i too love cooking and baking! ;)

  2. oh wow, this is mouthwatering!! great recipe! xx

  3. Oh!!! I want!! Thanks for sharing - will give it a go!

  4. did u make it yourself???love it.looks so yummy.Start a food blog of your own dear :)will try recipe of this cake and tell u how it turned out and if doesn't look like yours i will keep bugging you until i get it right.xoxoxo

  5. superb , your baking talent is laudable sunnie <3 ur posts :)

  6. I love red velvet, looks delicious! x

  7. Hiya. Thank you for your visit on my Blog. I'm glad you liked my Working out post.
    Now I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Days but that cake looks deliiissshhh :P.

  8. I am salivating just by looking at the pictures;)

  9. that sounds sooo gooood!! :) would you believe me if i said i had never had red velvet ?

    i found you in the GIG fb group and am FOLLOWING NOW :) Hope you can follow me back! THanks!

  10. Replies
    1. Thank you so very much dolls <3 Im super happy by reading all these comments and WOW responses. I'll surely gonna post more of my baking recipes sooner and quite often <3 Thanks once again, you are a biggest support xxx

  11. Hi! Thanks for visit and comment my blog. I'm glad you follow me and likes my blog.
    This cake looks yummy!
    I follow you on bloglovin ;) Kisses

  12. Ahh these look sooo good! I have to try it!


  13. Oh this cake seems to be delicious ! Love the 2 colors in it !

    Hope you have a lovely day this special day !

  14. That looks yummy :)

  15. ¡¡Hola Sana¡¡ Muchas gracias por pasarte por mi blog y hacerte seguidora.

    He estado visitando tu blog y me ha gustado muchísimo. Te sigo .


  16. Hey Sana!!! Here to return the love. Your blog is just as lovely if anything more exciting because you have food recipe's on here. :) Yummy! Love your MUA posts. I been wanting to try that line of cosmetics ever since I've heard amazing reviews on them. I'm following now. Thanks for coming by mine and following too! Ttyl. :)

  17. Happy be-lated Valentines!
    Yum cake XD


  18. This looks amazing! I love red velvet cake! Thanks for dropping by my blog <3

    I also host a beauty bloggers hop every weekend so would love for you to stop by! Xx

  19. Wow, didn't know you baked too! Thanks for sharing, must try now :) xx

  20. oh my.. yummy!!

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  22. Valentine's Day is a special and magical time of the year, where lovers can exchange beautiful Valentines Day Gifts, and individuals can dip their toes into the paddling pool of love for the very first time. Cute Happy Teddy Day messages for GF/BF

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