Red Velvet Cake

A lot of people have an impression that usually red velvet cupcakes or cakes are made with cherries or strawberry syrup, but it’s actually cocoa powder and red food coloring, to me i like the appearance more than the taste, so i tried to enhance the taste by adding the following:

For the cake you’ll need:

– 3 Cups of flour

– 3 Tbsp of cocoa powder

– 1+3/4 Granulated sugar

– 200 Grams butter

– 3 Eggs “room temperature”

– 1 tsp salt

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

– 3 tsp baking powder

– 1 Tbsp lemon zest

– 1 Cup butter milk

– 1 Tbsp red food coloring

– 1 tsp distilled vinegar

Preparation:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. First you sift together flour, cocoa and baking powder, to make sure there wont be any lumps in the cake.

3. Beat the butter with sugar until nice and fluffy, then mix in one egg at a time, mix for about 5 minutes.

4. Add in your sifted dry ingredients in 3 batches.

5. Mix in the butter milk, vanilla, lemon zest, distilled vinegar and food coloring, go easy on the mixing because you don’t want the red coloring to be everywhere.

6. Pour in your batter in a cake pan, i used a silicone bake ware and cook for about 25-30 minutes.

7. When cooked, take out and let it cool for about 45 minutes.

For the frosting you’ll need:

– 250 Grams of cream cheese

– 125 grams of Whipping cream

– 2 Cups of confectioner sugar

– 1 tsp lime juice

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation:

1. Whip the cream till nice and fluffy, then fold in the cream cheese.

2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and that’s it.

Here is the trick, when you slice your cake into two halves, get any red juice you like, it could be cherry, red grapes or just sugar and water, you have to add on to your sponge  before adding the cream, add it in between and add it on the top, then put the cream like the image.

Hope you guys enjoy this one 🙂

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