Published On : Wed, Nov 28th, 2012

Red Velvet Cake

This cake is sensational in both taste and appearance.

Ingredients:

• 250g butter

• 375g plain flour

• 250g buttermilk

• 600g caster sugar

• 6 eggs

• 2 tbsp red food colouring

• 3 tbsp high quality cocoa powder

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• ½ salt

• 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

• 1 tbsp vinegar

 

Frosting:

• 350g white chocolate

• 400g cream cheese

• 250g butter

 

Preparation time: 45 mins

Cook time: 25 mins

Method:

– Preheat oven to 170 degrees/Gas mark 3 and rub butter around the three cake tins (20cm) with a sprinkle of flour.

– Soften the butter and cream it with the sugar in a big bowl, whisking in the eggs one by one.

– Add the food colouring, cocoa, vanilla and salt.

– Slowly fold in the flour, alternating it with the buttermilk and then mix the vinegar and bicarbonate of soda together before also adding to the mixture.

– Pour equally into the cake tins and bake for 25 minutes.

– For the frosting melt the chocolate, then whisk the cream cheese until fluffy. Whisk in the white chocolate (should be warm, not hot) and butter until forming soft peaks.

– Now you can fill and top the cooled cake with the delicious frosting…saving the spoon to lick of course!