Red velvet cake is a great combination of chocolate, cocoa powder and red food color. It has a soft and velvety texture. Red color is a sign of romance, love and intimacy and that’s why this red color cake is mostly prepared on romantic occasions like Valentine’s Day, wedding ceremonies or wedding anniversaries. People make this cake with lots of variations such as, they decorate it with cream cheese, sometimes they use whipped cream and strawberry sauce for the frosting. Red velvet cup cakes are also very famous. They are small full of love treats that win everybody’s heart. You must try this cake recipe once. I am sure you would love it.

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Ingredients for Red Velvet Cake:

Melted Butter                                                                                ½ cup

Eggs                                                                                                  2

Vanilla Essence                                                                              1 tsp

White Flour                                                                                    1 cup

Ground Sugar                                                                                 ½ cup

Baking Powder                                                                               1 tsp

White Vinegar                                                                                1 tbsp

Salt                                                                                                   1 tsp

Milk                                                                                                  ½ cup

Coco Powder                                                                                 1 tbsp

Canned Cherries                                                                           8 – 9 cherries

Red Food Color (Liquid)                                                               2 tbsp

Whipping Cream                                                                           1 cup


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a pan and set aside. Whisk together the ground sugar, melted butter, eggs, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, white vinegar in a bowl. Add flour and fold it with the batter properly. Also add milk to bring a smooth consistency. Add red food color and vanilla essence. Mix well. Bake in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Cake Layering & Decoration:

Let cake cool for about 10 minutes. Slice the cake sponge into three equal layers. Take whipping cream in a bowl and beat it until it becomes fluffy and double in quantity. Spread the whipping cream between layers, on top and sides of the cake. Crush the remaining cake portion and sprinkle it over the cake for decoration. Put cherries on the top (Optional). Red Velvet Cake is ready to serve.

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