Friday, February 20, 2015

The Elegant Red Velvet Cake

As promised, here is the lovely recipe for the Red Velvet cake we baked for my dear mother’s birthday last Saturday...
 I have tried baking a Red Velvet cake before, but I unfortunately failed in my attempts… 
However, we found this new recipe in a beautiful magazine (Prima Christmas Makes, 2014) and thought we would give it a go as it certainly sounded very delicious!

I was thoroughly impressed with the moistness of this cake and how the cream cheese icing not only created an elegant finish, but also tasted divine…
This is a cake that actually improves with age, so you could make it the evening before and it will still be fresh the next day…

I am certain you won’t be disappointed by this recipe!

Red Velvet Cake

For the Sponge:

150ml buttermilk
250ml sunflower oil
1 tsp concentrated red food colouring
2 eggs
225g castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g plain flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp vinegar

For the filling:

50g butter
50g icing sugar
150g cream cheese

To make:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Mix the buttermilk, oil and red food colouring together, then place in a mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients.
Beat well with a wooden spoon until smooth and then place in a greased cake pan.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until just firm to the touch.  Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack.
To make the icing, beat the butter and icing sugar until smooth, then beat in the cream cheese. 
Flatten the top of the cake then carefully cut in half.
Use the icing to sandwich the two layers together, then spread a little on the top.
Decorate as desired.

I hope all my sweet readers have a beautifully blessed weekend!

~ You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains will burst into song before you, and the trees of the field will clap their hands.  Isaiah 55:12 ~


Debby Ray said...

Your cake turned out so beautiful...and I'm sure it is delicious! Have a wonderful weekend :)

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Kelley Anne, I think that cake looks so yummy! I bet the buttermilk makes it rich and moist.I know your Mother loved it!
I just wanted to tell you that I found a sweet bunny pattern that I plan on working on this week. See, you did inspire me!
I also added your lovely blog to my sidebar! Blessings, Roxy

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh are such a dear - thank you for your sweet comment and for adding my blog! I'm so touched:). And how wonderful you found a pattern you like - do enjoy your lovely sewing!!
Hugs to you and may your weekend be delightful! Hugs and love, Kelly

Kelly-Anne said...

Dear Debbie! You're so sweet! How kind of you to visit and leave me a lovely comment:)
Oh yes! This cake is a little too delicious... I plan to make it again pretty soon!
Hugs and much love!

Vicky Hunt said...

Hello there! Just popping in to catch up on reading your posts from the week. Sounds like you had a lovely week. Your meal and this cake from your mom's birthday celebration sound so delicious! What a treat for her. The bunnies you stitched are absolutely adorable and remind me very much of one my mother in law made my daughter when she was young. I love the clothing you made for them. I wanted to let you know I ordered the pattern for the peasant top as well as another one and hope to try one out soon! I hope your Sunday is blessed and beautiful.

Hugs, Vicky

Kelly-Anne said...

Dearest Vicky! I always love hearing from you! Thank you so much for your sweet comment - I hope your new tops come out beautifully! Much love and blessings to you!