Red Velvet Cake – Willey’s Weekly Bake 95

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I have always wanted to make a proper red velvet cake having made red velvet cake pops in the past before #Willeysweeklybake time, they were amazing and so moist. I love the combination or chocolate, vanilla and cream cheese. It’s sweet but the cream cheese means it’s not as sweet as butter cream.

Ingredients for cake 

  • 250g Self Raising flour
  • 250g Caster Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 150ml Milk
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 35g Cocoa Powder
  • 250g of Butter
  • Drop of vanilla bean paste
  • Red Food colouring (Paste is better about 1/4 tsp)

 

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting 

  • 200g Soft Cheese
  • 55g Trex or butter
  • 200g of Icing sugar
  • Drop of vanilla bean paste

Method 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Greese and like two 18cm tin.
  2. Beat together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.C4E7BDA3-4BFA-4BED-8E95-05744F76BA66
  3. Add two eggs and beat into the butter sugar mix.F4C7DD9A-D9BD-44C1-9411-5FC1B3C40DCE
  4. Weigh the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder add half to the cake mix and beat, add the vanilla bean paste and two more eggs beat until combined.F467DD6B-B1EE-41C1-8274-F71A18B056A4
  5. Add the lemon juice to the milk. Then add the milk and remaining flour into the cake mix and beat until no lumps are left.
  6. Fill the cake tins evenly and bake for 20 minutes until spongy.529B5279-8F3A-4E75-A497-4C609013D4DFF81F25B5-E018-4CE6-92FB-6D0EA77A8266
  7. Leave the cake to cool completely. 37AF97A1-A91F-434C-A39A-9B66794F005A
  8. Make the frosting by using an electric whisk/beater, beat together the cream cheese and Trex but soft and creamy.D893D6E9-6F7E-47D2-B4D6-A510CF303531
  9. Add the icing sugar and vanilla bean paste and best until fully mixed.
  10. Level the cakes and leave cake crumbs to one side, add the cream cheese frosting to the middle and on top of the cake.2A82D7E4-940A-4A70-B46F-52EC327D4A5B
  11. Crumble the little cake crumbs from levelling the cake round the edge of the cake.

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