Monday, October 5, 2009

Red Velvet mmmmm...

Credits: google images

Hey everybody! I finally made a red velvet cake and now I'm gonna make a tutorial for you! Before that, I bet some of you haven't even heard of a red velvet cake. I didn't know what it is before either. But I kept seeing it on american baking blogs and I was so curious to know how it tasted. Now I think I know how it got that name. Because it's really red and it tastes so rich and smooth like velvet! So enough of babbling, here's the recipe (I got it from here):


2 1/2 cups (250 grams) sifted cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons (15 grams) Dutch-processed cocoa powder

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated white
sugar (castor sugar lah)
2 large
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk (kalau takde, boleh buat sendiri. click here)
2 tablespoons liquid red food coloring
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda

My recipe is colour coded so that its easy for you to see the steps and what goes together. So heres how you make it:

  1. Preheat oven at 175c.
  2. Sift blue items together in a mixing bowl and set aside
  3. Next comes the orange part. In a mixer, beat butter until soft. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Scrape sides of bowl. Then add vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  4. Next, in a separate bowl, whisk red items.
  5. In mixer (with the orange mixture), alternately add the blue and red mixture, in three additions, beginning and ending with the blue or flour mixture.
  6. Lastly, combine green items together. Allow it to fizz for a while before quickly FOLDING it into the cake batter.
  7. Butter a 9 inch pan and line the bottom with baking paper. pour the cake mix into the pan and bake in preheahted oven for 25-30mins. Maybe longer if you use the normal burner type of oven instead of a convection oven like i do.

When its done, cool it off on a rack, and cut across in half. Maybe the colour doesn't show that well in the picture, but its red okaayy..

How to make cream cheese frosting: Mix 250g of cream cheese with 5 tbsp butter, 2 tsp vanilla, and gradually add 2 cups of icing sugar. lesser sugar if you don't like it too sweet.

Put a dolop of the cream on the cake half...

..and spread.

I forgot to take a picture, but just place the 2nd half on top and smooth out more cream..Nice and smooth and ready to be eaten!

Cut cut cut! (that's my cousin and my mama blogger at the laptop.)

The red isn't that apparent on my cake since i reduced the coloring a bit. and because it half chocolate..

Happy baking!

P.S: Share the love by giving a piece of the cake to others! I gave a piece to my maksu and my maklong =)


  1. makasih, we enjoyed it..nak lagi..and lagi..hehh..hhh

  2. Wow..Tak mungkin I dapat buat tapi i definitely nak order dari u soon...=)

  3. Sedap la nampak. Cream cheese fav kak ikin tu.

  4. maksu:haha.nanti kalau kite buat lagi kite bagi.

    Sue: boleh2.dah habis pantang ke belum?

    Kak Ikin: cream cheese ade lagi dlm fridge. hari sabtu nanti nak makan boleh la. tapi cake dah habis kite makan.sedap red velvet cake tu woo.serius.tapi macam dry time kene try letak minyak masak bagi dia moist.