Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Red/Green Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

So I posted a photo of the Green Velvet Cake recently on my facebook page.

                   




                     
I have made this cake thrice already. Once in green and twice in red. Every time I have got great praises for it. Its taste and texture is different from normal cakes we bake at home. It is really soft and not very overpoweringly sweet. I make this cake for special occasions only.

                     
Google Image: This is how a red velvet looks like. I don't however add the center layer of cream.

Now I am sharing my recipe with you guys. I found it online but since I  have tried it already you guys can trust this one :) There are a million recipes online but you cant be sure whether they'll work or fail.


Ingredients:
Wet Ingredients:

>Oil             3/4 cups
>Eggs            2 Large
>Vinegar         1 tsp
>Vanilla Essence 1 tsp
> Salt   Tiny Pinch (optional)
>Food Colour   1 whole bottle (Red or Green)
***(T
his quantity depends on which type of colours you are using. Good gel colours are sufficient in little amounts like one or two teaspoons but the ones available in Pakistan are not that good.)
>Apple Sauce     3/4 cups
***(Apple sauce recipe: Take two apples peel them and remove the seeds. Now blend them with 3 Tbsp water and make a paste)***
>Butter Milk     1 Cup
***(Butter Milk: You can make it yourself. Put one Tbsp fresh lemon juice in a cup and add normal milk to it and let it stand for 10 minutes. It changes its consistency and that's when you get your butter milk)***

Dry Ingredients:
Castor sugar   1 1/2 cups
Flour          2 1/2 cups
Baking Powder  1 tsp
Baking Soda    1/4 tsp

How To:
Line your cake pan with butter paper
 or if you don't have butter paper just grease the bottom and sides of the pan with oil. Make sure you have every bit covered.Set it aside.

1.  
In a bowl mix flour, baking powder and baking soda together.
**This is your Mixture
 A


2. In a separate bowl beat oil, castor sugar and apple sauce together on fast speed.

3. Now add the eggs one at a time.
4. Keep on beating and now add the vanilla essence, salt  and vinegar.
** This is your Mixture B
 

5. Now put the half of dry mixture A in bowl of Mixture B.
6. Using a spatula fold it in slowly.
7. Now put the rest of Mixture A and fold it too.
8. Add the butter milk and start beating again on normal speed.
9. Add your food colour and beat for a minute or two on fast speed. 




Pour your mixture in the cake pan and bake at 180 C for 30 minutes. 


Cream Cheese Frosting:
Ingredients:
Cream Cheese   6 Tbsp
Butter Melted  4 Tbsp
Icing Sugar    1 Cup
Castor Sugar   1 Tbsp
                     
                           


Mix all of the above in a bowl with a whisk. 
Now spread it thick on your cake covering it well.

                 



 
                                      
 These are the ones I used.


                          

Add in your coloured sprinkles or anything else you want for decor.
                








6 comments:

  1. it looks yummy... i will surelytry this... thanks for sharing

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  2. this is soo yumm ... wil try it :)

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  3. Wow it looks yumm, I wanna try it it now..

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  4. Lovely yummy n wow n thank u ill surely give it a try, as I love baking in winters

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  5. that looks great amna.... I am definetly going to try this

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Hi dear that means u are using green food color na?

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