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Red Velvet Cake
188 gr all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
114 gr unsalted butter
200 gr granulated sugar
2 large eggs room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 teaspoons super red colour gel
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
180 ml buttermilk
720 gr powdered sugar sifted
454 gr unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or flavouring of your choice
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
black colour gel
red colour gel
moss green colour gel
gold pearl dust
How to bake
Red Velvet Cake
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C.
2. Grease and flour three 6″ cake rounds, line with parchment.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder and set aside.
4. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the butter until smooth.
5. Add the sugar and beat on med-high until it is pale and fluffy.
6. Reduce the speed and add eggs one at a time, fully incorporating after each addition.
7. Add vanilla, red colour gel, and vinegar.
8. Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk, starting and ending with flour. Make sure to fully incorporate everything after each addition.
9. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pans and smooth the top with a spatula.
10. Bake the cakes for approx. 30 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out mostly clean.
11. Place the cakes on a wire rack to cool for 10 mins, then turn out the cakes onto the wire rack to cool completely.
1. Prepare a stand mixer with a whisk attachment.
2. Whisk the butter until it is creamy.
3. Reduce the speed to low and add in the icing sugar 1 cup at a time until it is well blended.
4. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 3 minutes.
5. Add the vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium for 1 minute.
6. Reserve around 300 grams of the white frosting to frost the inside layers and crumb coat the cake.
7. Reserve 60 gram of the white frosting to the colour red.
8. Reserve 60 gram of the white frosting to colour green.
9. For the remaining frosting, add enough colour get to get it to the desired shade(s) of dark grey.
10. For decoration, pipe a dot of the grey frosting, scrape some coloured frosting onto your offset spatula, then press and smear the dot. Do that about 100 times around the sides of the cake and then do the top.