👠💼A few years ago, I was a corporate gal working in the city in suits and heels. If you had told me back then that I’d be showing you how to make a Red Velvet Cake in 1 minute on Instagram, I would’ve asked “what’s Instagram?” (seriously!), then laughed. 😂
I love my new-life-job! Truly gives me such satisfaction being able to show you how doable it is to make things like the iconic Red Velvet Cake. This is a top notch version, it’s buttery, moist and has a gorgeous velvety crumb (hence the name). Hint of chocolate, whisper of vanilla, subtle suggestion of buttermilk tang and clouds of fluffy cream cheese frosting. It’s epic! - N x ❤️
RED VELVET CAKE
2⅔ cups plain cake flour (see recipe for more info & sub)
2 tbsp (10g) cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 tsp (5g) baking soda / bi-carb soda
Pinch of salt
1 stick / 113g unsalted butter, room temperature
1½ cups / 300g caster / superfine white sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp white vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
2½ tbsp red food colouring liquid (not gel)
14oz / 400g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 stick / 113g unsalted butter, at room temperature
1½ tsp vanilla extract
4 cups soft icing sugar / confectioner's sugar, sifted
1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Butter 2 x 21cm / 8" round cake pans and dust with cocoa powder.
2. Sift the Dry Ingredients and whisk in a bowl.
3. Beat butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, beat until incorporated.
4. Add vegetable oil, vinegar, vanilla, buttermilk and red food colouring. Beat until combined – may look curdled, that’s ok.
5. Add Dry Ingredients. Beat until just combined.
6. Divide batter between cake pans. Bake for 25 – 30 min, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Rest for 10 min then turn out onto a cooling rack.
7. Frosting: Beat together cream cheese, butter and vanilla for 3 min. Add icing sugar and beat for 2 min or until frosting is light and fluffy to your taste.
8. Frost Cake: Cut the top off the cake to make it level. Spread one cake with 1½ cups of frosting. Top with the other cake. Spread top and sides with remaining frosting.