Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake Recipe with buttercream Icing

Red velvet cake is traditionally a red, red-brown, mahogany, maroon, crimson or scarlet colored chocolate layer cake, layered with white cream cheese or buttercream.

It was my daughter’s friends sleepover party so she asked me to make a red velvet cake with buttercream icing. Normally red velvet cake is covered with cream cheese icing but because my daughter doesn’t like that and this cake was for her so I made buttercream to layer the cake.

I made a little amount of buttercream because I didn’t want to make this cake heavy and over sweet. So I layer the cake with very thin layer of buttercream inside and out side. You can double the quantity of buttercream if you are making it for a special occasion and want to decorate it more with buttercream.

After finishing the cake I looked at it and thought why didn’t I make it on Valentine’s day  😀 It is more like a romantic cake. Khair Romantic or for a party it is a nice delicious cake so do try and share your feed backs 🙂

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Recipe Tips:

  1. In this cake recipe I used homemade Buttermilk recipe. But you can also use store bought buttermilk.
  2. In this recipe I used golden caster sugar but you can use same amount caster sugar.
  3. Buttercream icing recipe here.
  4. I used Sugarflair Red Extra for this bright red cake.

Buttercream Icing Recipe

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Vanilla buttercream

Serving: 10-12

Ingredients

List 1,

  • Pain flour  2-1/2 cups
  • Coco powder  1/8 cup
  • Baking powder  2 tsp
  • Baking soda  1 tsp
  • Salt  1/2 tsp

List 2,

  • Unsalted butter (spreadable)  1/2 cup softened 
  • Vegetable oil  1/4 cup
  • Golden caster sugar   1-1/2 cup
  • Eggs  3
  • Vanilla extract  2 tsp

List 3,

  • Buttermilk  1 cup
  • White vinegar  2 tsp
  • Red food gel colour  1 tsp

List 4,

Picture Directions,

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Brush 2 round pans of 9 inch size, with oil or butter then line them with parchment paper.
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In a bowl of a stand mixer add in room temperature butter, oil and golden caster sugar.
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Beat on a medium speed with a paddle attachment until creamy and fluffy.
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Add in all eggs 1 by 1 and keep beating on low speed until nicely mix.
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Mix 1 cup buttermilk with 2 tsp white vinegar and 1 tsp red food coloring.
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Sift all list ingredients on butter/egg mixture.
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Add in all buttermilk mixture we made above.
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Run the mixture on low to medium speed until nicely mix together.
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Do not over mix.
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Divide the mixer equally in 2 pans.
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Bake in a preheated oven at 170 C for 25 minutes almost. Do check it after 20 minutes.
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Take out from pans and let them cool nicely.

Now Layer and decorate the cake

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Now for layering, cut the domes of the cakes.
Keep those extra cake pieces for decoration .
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Place almost 1/4 of buttercream on 1 layer.
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Spread it evenly.
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Place the 2nd layer on top.
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Cover with remaining buttercream. You do not need to do it very cleanly because we are going to cover the whole cake later.
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Now with the help of your fingers make crumbs from those remaining cake pieces.
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Cover the cake with these crumbs.
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Now I used some artificial small flowers and leaves to decorate the cake.
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I bought these flowers from hobby craft.
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