A charming red cake with an unusual texture was loved for its beauty and taste. It is impossible to pass by bright cakes with contrasting white cream and not be interested! Did you know that it is very easy to make your own? We share 5 step-by-step recipes for a Red Velvet cake at home!
1. Classic Red Velvet Cake
The dessert turns out to be very smooth and neat – a perfectionist’s dream!
For cakes: 360 g flour, 360 g sugar, 250 ml kefir, 220 g butter, 2 eggs, 15 g cocoa, 10 g baking powder, 10 g food coloring.
For cream: 500 g cream cheese, 250 ml cream, 100 g powdered sugar.
1. Dilute the red dye in 250 ml of kefir.
2. Mix the sifted flour with baking powder and cocoa powder.
3. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy, add eggs and beat for another 5 minutes.
4. Combine the oil mass first with tinted kefir, and then with the dry mixture.
5. Bake two cakes for about 50 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees, but after 40 minutes start checking with a toothpick.
6. Wrap hot cakes in cling film and leave for a couple of hours to cool and soak in their own condensate.
7. After at least 4 hours in the refrigerator (possible in the morning), cut the cakes in half – there will be 4 blanks.
8. Collect all the crumbs that are left and grind in a blender – for decoration.
9. Whip cream with powdered sugar until stiff and mix with cream cheese.
10. Using a silicone spatula, coat the cakes, assemble the cake, coat it with the rest of the cream on top, decorate with crumbs and put in the refrigerator for another 1.5 hours.
2. “Red Velvet” with vegetable oil and corn starch
The dough will be slightly more elastic and crumble less.
For cakes: 110 g butter, 380 g sugar, 240 ml vegetable oil, 300 g flour, 40 g cornstarch, 5 eggs, 240 ml kefir, 1.5 g vanillin, 3 tbsp. food coloring, 1 tsp vinegar, 1 tsp soda, 2 tbsp. cocoa, 0.5 tsp salt.
For cream: 800 g cream cheese, 450 ml heavy cream, 220 g powdered sugar, 1.5 g vanillin.
1. Divide the eggs into yolks and whites.
2. Mix melted butter with sugar, add vegetable oil to it, and then add yolks and vanillin.
3. Continue whisking and add kefir, stir until smooth.
4. Mix vinegar with dry food coloring and add to the dough.
5. Combine all dry ingredients, sift, mix and slowly introduce into the workpiece.
6. Beat the whites until foamy and add them to the dough too.
7. Divide the mass into three equal parts and bake three cakes for half an hour at 180 degrees.
8. Wrap warm cakes in cling film and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
9. Mix all the ingredients for the cream into a gentle homogeneous mass, divide it into three parts for smearing the cakes and one larger one to cover the cake.
10. Collect the cake, leave it in the refrigerator for 1.5 hours and cover with cream on top.
3. Red Velvet Cake for Beginners
The recipe for this cake is so simple that you will even need a mixer only at the final stage!
For cakes: 340 g flour, 300 g sugar, 3 eggs, 300 ml vegetable oil, 150 ml heavy cream, 150 g 20% sour cream, 2 tsp. dye, 1 tbsp. cocoa, 1 tsp soda, 2 tsp baking powder, a pinch of salt.
For cream: 400 g cream cheese, 200 ml heavy cream, 100 g powdered sugar, 1.5 g vanillin.
1. Mix the sifted flour with the rest of the dry ingredients.
2. Add eggs, vegetable oil, cream, sour cream and food coloring to them.
3. Beat the dough well with a mixer until a homogeneous and rather liquid consistency, leave for half an hour.
4. Divide the mass into three parts and bake three cakes for 15-20 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees.
5. Wrap the cakes with foil and put in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
6. Cut off the top and all the bumps, and if desired, cut the cakes.
7. Beat all the ingredients for the cream into a homogeneous mass, separate the part for the coating and assemble the cake.
4. Red Velvet Cake with Raspberry Cream
Just a couple of handfuls of raspberries – and your favorite cake will sparkle with new colors!
For cakes: 250 g flour, 1.5 cups kefir, 120 g butter, 300 g sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. baking powder, a pinch of salt, 1 tbsp. cocoa, 0.5 tsp vanillin, 10 g of dye, 1 tsp. soda, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar.
For cream: 400 g curd cheese, 300 g heavy cream, 115 g butter, 100 g powdered sugar, 2 handfuls of raspberries.
1. Mix dry ingredients and siftthem all together.
2. Beat the butter with sugar until smooth, and add to the flour.
3. Mix kefir with apple cider vinegar and leave for 10 minutes, and then also add to the dough.
3. Beat the eggs with the dye and add to the mixture again, knead and let stand.
4. Divide the dough into several parts and bake the cakes for half an hour at 180 degrees.
5. Cool and, if necessary, cut the cakes.
6. Mix cold cream cheese with melted butter.
7. Add powdered sugar and raspberries chopped with a blender to the cream.
8. Assemble the cake, spread cream on top and decorate with chocolate chips, coconut flakes or fresh berries.
5. Red Velvet Cake with Mascarpone and Philadelphia
The peculiarity of this cake recipe is in the subtle aftertaste of cream, which combines different cheeses!
For cakes: 110 g butter, 340 g flour, 380 g sugar, 240 ml vegetable oil, 5 eggs, 240 ml kefir, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 3 tbsp. dry dye, 1 tsp vinegar, 1 tsp soda, 2 tbsp. cocoa, a pinch of salt.
For cream: 450 g Philadelphia, 220 g mascarpone, 110 g butter, 320 g powdered sugar, 2 tbsp. milk, 2 tsp vanilla extract.
1. Mix the butter with sugar and, continuing to stir, slowly pour in the vegetable oil.
2. Add the yolks and vanilla extract, and after them – kefir with diluted dye and slaked soda.
3. Sift flour, mix dry ingredients and gently combine both mixtures.
4. Beat the whites with a fork until foamy and mix into the dough.
5. Divide the mixture into 3 parts and bake the cakes for about 30 minutes at 180 degrees.
6. Let the cakes cool and cut off any excess.
7. Beat the cream from all the ingredients until smooth and coat the cake so that the thickness of the cream layer is at least 1 cm.
8. Spread the remaining cream on top of the cake. Ready!