Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Red Velvet Cake

I made a red velvet cake today and decorated it for Valentines Day, i used fondant for mine, but the recipe for the frosting is below also
You need

Deep 9" tin or 2 sandwich tins 9"
12oz butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
12oz caster sugar
6 eggs
½ tsp vanilla ess
Pinch salt
10oz plain flour
2oz cocoa powder
50ml red food colouring
1tbsp baking powder

For the cream cheese frosting
400gr icing sugar
150gr butter
 250gr cream cheese

beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, vanilla and salt, and half of the flour to prevent the mixture from curdling. Add the remaining flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and give it a final beat to mix together. Add the food colouring and mix well. Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 40-45 minutes on 180 degrees, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.


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