February 24, 2016

Red Velvet Cake from scratch

Red velvet cake is unbelievably delicious cake that is so moist and flavorful. Imbued with an alluring deep red hue, this cake is a perfect dessert to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Red Velvet Cake is one of the tasty wonders of the American pastry kitchen with the sweet tang flavor of cream cheese frosting. Red velvet Cake as its sounds, it’s far too tempting to ignore.

Cuisine: world | Recipe Category: Cakes & Bakes | Serving: 10 people
Prep Time: 20 Minutes| Cook Time: 30 Minutes Decorating Time: 1 Hours


For the Cake

All-purpose flour
2.5 cups
Cocoa Powder
3 Tbsp.
Baking powder
1 Tsp
Baking soda
1 Tsp.
1 Tsp.
2 cup
Butter (At room temperature)
1 cup
Yogurt/Curd (At room temperature)
1.5 cups
Red Food Color
2-3 Tbsp.
Vanilla Essence
1 Tbsp.
Distilled White Vinegar
1 Tbsp.

For the Frosting

Cream cheese frosting for recipe Click Here
2-3 cups
Whipped cream & cheese cream frosting for recipe Click Here
2-3 cups
Decorative Flower
1 pc

Step by Step Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease two round baking pans and keep them ready.
  2. Sieve together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt thrice. Keep aside.
  3. In a bowl, cream together butter with sugar until light and fluffy using a wooden spoon or hand blender.
  4. In another bowl mix the curd with food color so that it incorporates well. 
  5. Add curd mixture to the butter mixture along with vanilla essence and beat until incorporated.
  6. Now add the flour mixture, a little at time and beat to combine till the dry ingredients are completely blended with the wet ingredients.
  7. In a small bowl take the baking soda and pour in vinegar.
  8. When it becomes frothy add it immediately to the batter and beat until incorporated. The batter will become fluffy.
  9. Divide and pour the batter into the baking pans. Bake them in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pans for 10 minutes then flip the cakes on the cooling rack, and allow cooling completely before decorating with the Frosting. Trim upside of the cake with knife to make it even before frosting .
For the Frosting
  1. Using a Palette knife or spatula spread some frosting on the cake stand.
  2. Place 1 layer of cake rounded-side down in the middle of the cake stand and spread some cream cheese frosting over the cake starting from the center toward the edges of the cake in an even layer. Spread enough frosting to make ¼ to ½ inch layer.
  3. Carefully set another layer rounded side down and spread enough frosting to cover entire cake with a thin layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Now with Whipped cream-cream cheese frosting cover the top part and with decorative tip cover the side of the cake making flowers. 

Quick Tips:

  1. Icing the cake with two frosting is optional. You can use only Cream cheese frosting to decorate the whole cake as most of the recipe calls for.
  2. Remove the cream cheese frosting from refrigerator before 30 minutes you plan decorating the cake. Cream cheese frosting becomes hard in refrigerator. 
  3. Remember to remove the cake from the refrigerator an hour or more before serving to take the chill off.


  1. Cake looking very yummy, thanks for explaining from scratch 👌😍🌹

  2. Fabulous preparation n presentation

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