Simple Red Velvet Cake Recipe RecipeSubmitted by: kenniceangle | Date Added: 22 Aug 2017
Listed in: Sweets, Cakes, Desserts
2 2/3 cups / 400 g plain cake flour
2 tbsp / 10g cocoa powder unsweetened
1 tsp / 5g baking soda / bi-carb soda NOT baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup / 115 g unsalted butter softened
1 1/2 cups / 330 g caster / superfine white sugar
2 eggs at room temperature (around 2 oz / 60g each)
1 cup / 250ml vegetable oil
1 tsp white vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract (or essence)
1 cup / 250 ml Buttermilk at room temperature
2 1/2 tbsp red food colouring liquid
14 oz/ 400g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 stick / 1/2 cup / 115g unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups / 450 g soft icing sugar / powdered sugar sifted
Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Butter 2 x 21cm / 8" round cake pans (sides and base) and dust with cocoa powder.
Sift the Dry Ingredients and whisk to combine in a bowl.
Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with electric beater or in stand mixer until smooth and well combined (use paddle attachment if using stand mixer).
Add eggs, one at a time, beating in between to combine. At first it will look curdle - keep beating until it's smooth.
Add vegetable oil, vinegar, vanilla, buttermilk and red food colouring. Beat until combined and smooth
Add Dry Ingredients. Beat until just combined - some small lumps is ok, that's better than over mixing.
Divide batter between cake pans. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes on the same shelf, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Rest for 10 minutes in the pan then turn out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool.
Beat together cream cheese, butter and vanilla for 3 minutes (this makes it really smooth and changes from yellow to almost white). Add icing sugar and beat for 2 minutes or until frosting is light and fluffy to your taste.
Cut the top off the cake using a serrated knife (to make the layers neat).
Spread one cake with 1 1/2 cups of frosting. Top with the other cake. Spread top and sides with remaining frosting.
Optional: Crumble offcuts and use to decorate the top rim and base of the cake.
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