Why not bake your own Red Velvet Cake this Holiday season? Stay at home, avoid the traffic and the never-ending queue in shopping malls.
Red Velvet Cake (Easy Recipe Version)
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- 4 tbsp. cocoa
- ½ cup margarine
- ½ cups sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. butter flavouring
- 1 tsp. vinegar
- 2 tablespoon red food coloring
- FOR SPECIAL FROSTING:
- 3 tbsp. flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup butter/margarine (unsalted)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Extra slice of red cake (crumbled), for decoration
- Bake the cake: Preheat the oven to 220C.
- Coat (three) 8-inch round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray and dust with flour. (Bake excess batter in small molder for the cake crumbles décor)
- In a small bowl, mix the red food colouring and cocoa with fork; set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and egg whites; mixing well. Add the cocoa mixture to the margarine mixture, beating well.
- Combine the flour with the baking soda and add alternately with the buttermilk to the creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Add the vanilla, butter flavouring and vinegar, mixing well.
- Pour the batter into the pans and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Cool layers on rack and make the frosting to frost it.
- MAKE THE FROSTING: In a small saucepan, gradually stir the milk into the flour and cook over medium heat until very thick, stirring constantly.
- Cool completely!
- In a mixing bowl, beat together the sugar, margarine, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Add the cooled flour mixture, beating well.
- Spread between layers and on top of sides of the cake.
- Decorate with extra red cake crumbs on the side and on top.
- Double the frosting if you want to add decorative frosting on top using a pipe.
For White Vinegar: It sounds weird that this ingredient is part of the cake? Yes it is an essential ingredient, because it will help the baking soda leaven the cake.