14 March 2013

Red Velvet Cake Recipe

I baked a Red Velvet Cake for my brother's birthday on last February. His birthday falls on Valentine's Day. And indeed it would be a double celebration, thus i decided to bake red velvet cake. Valentine's Day is not only for couples, it can be celebrated with your friends and family.

My dad would buy a cake for every birthday celebration since we were kids, but this time as he knows that I could bake a cake, he asked me to bake instead. When I asked what flavor, "Apa-apa saja lah asal sedap.." he answered. Well it is easy for me since they put it up to me to decide hehe..

I Googled for Red Velvet recipe and found ovenkecil blog. I understand she got the recipe from Joy of Baking.

 Red Velvet Cake with Creamcheese Filling and Frosting for my bro's birthday. (Sorry aa deco sya blm brp pandai lagi hehe :P )

And here's the recipe:- 

Cake Ingredients :
    2 1/2 cup (250 gm) flour *
    1/2 tsp salts*
    2 Tbsp (15 gm) cocoa powder * (*combine together)
    1/2 cup (113 gm) butter
    1 1/2 cup (300 gm) castor sugar
    2 eggs grade A
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk (buttermilk recipe : 1 Tbsp white vinegar + 240 ml fresh milk-set aside for 10 minutes before use it)
    2 Tbsp red food colouring
    1 tsp white distilled vinegar 
    1 tsp baking soda

Methods : 
1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C and place rack in center of oven. Grease 9 inch (23 cm) round cake pan and line the bottoms of the pans with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. In a mixing bowl sift together the flour, salt, and cocoa powder. Set aside.

3. In bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until soft (about 1-2 minutes). Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined. 

4. In a measuring cup whisk the buttermilk with the red food coloring. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.

5. In a small cup combine the vinegar and baking soda. Allow the mixture to fizz and then quickly fold into the cake batter.

6. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean. 

7. Cool the cakes on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Place a wire rack on top of the cake pan and invert, lifting off the pan. 

8. Once the cake has completely cooled, wrap in plastic and place the cake layers in the refrigerator for at least an hour (or overnight). (This is done to make filling and frosting the cakes easier.)


Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients: 
 1. 227 gm cream cheese, at room temperature
2. 227 gm Mascarpone cheese, at room temperature (can use cream cheese too)
3. 1 tsp vanilla essence
4. 1 cup (115 gm) icing sugar, sifted
5. 1 1/2 cup (360 ml) whipping cream

 1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and mascarpone cheese until smooth. 
2. Add the vanilla and icing sugar and beat until smooth. 
3. Using the whisk attachment, gradually add the whipping cream and whip until the frosting is thick enough to spread. Add more sugar or cream as needed to get the right consistency.

Assemble: With a serrated knife, cut cake layer in 3 horizontally. You will now have 3 cake layers. Place one of the cake layers, top of the cake facing down, onto 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 cake layers. Frost the top and sides of the cake.

 Fresh from Oven

My first Red Velvet Cake :D

Okay, that's it for now. My family said the recipe was delicious! I would bake red velvet again in the future.. :D

Have a great week ahead..


  1. Wah sama pula resepi, kebetulan sa pun guna joy of baking, Stella.. cuma sa alter ckit frosting sj sbb teda mascarpone cheese, thanks for tagging! I agreed mmg sedap this recipe, puas hati mkn :) -conchita

    1. Eh sama pula hehe.. Sya pun teda mascarpon cheese masa ni. Pakai cheese besa ja hehe.. Sedap kan the recipe :D

  2. sy pun mau improve cake-deco owh sama frosting.. hmm..

  3. Buat masa ni sa 'merasa' cake ko dari 'mata' sa saja. :P Eeee...sa mau buat cake lepas habis exam, arggh!! *ceh, sa ni cakap gitu dari dulu....nda juga pandai bikin2 hihihi!*

    1. Bah, ada suda resipi ni..Buat seja hehehe


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