12 May 2016

Red Velvet Cake With Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

What a fancy and a gorgeous cake this is 😍. This is my first trial ever for red velvet and its sight itself is so so impressive, just loved making it. It was a surprise cake for home coming hubby after  5 long days of his hectic work trip, no better way than this. ❤️❤️ it turned out to be deliciously soft, rich, creamy and moist cake ( all in all perfect, the way I want). Check the recipe down below and surprise your loved ones in style 😉


2 1/4 cup All purpose flour 
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp salt 
2 tbsp Cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter at room temperature 
2 eggs
1 cup Buttermilk
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla essence 
4 tbsp Red food colour 


Preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius.
In a bowl, combine all purpose flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder, sift all of them together, mix well, and keep it side.
In another large bowl, beat butter and sugar for a minute, add eggs one by one in to the mixture and keep beating until soft and fluffy. Now add buttermilk, white vinegar, vanilla essence and red food colour all together in the mixture and beat until mix well.
Now to this gorgeous red buttery mixture, add flour mixture and beat until well mixed. Do not beat hard. 
Pour the batter in to the greased cake pan lined with baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes in preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius  until toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Once done, bring the cake out and allow it cool completely before frosting.

Recipe adapted from addapinch.com 

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:-

200 gms room temperature unsalted butter  
400 gms icing sugar
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla essence 


Beat soft and room temperature unsalted butter with an electric mixture for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add half of the icing sugar to it and beat for 30 seconds, add the remaining half and beat further for 2 minutes until mixture is light and airy.
Add in milk 1 tbsp at a time, continue beating for few more minutes and lastly add vanilla essence.
By now the mixture should be light, well blended and fluffy with beautiful snowy soft peak.
Go ahead and frost your beautiful cake with it.