How to Bake a Creative and Delicious Velvet Cake

by Nicole S.

Who doesn't love red velvet cake? If you think a little bit outside the box you will realize that there's a lot you can do with this recipe. Your guests will be amazed, visually and by the flavors.


  • For the cake
  • 250 Grams Flour
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 15 Grams Cocoa powder
  • 115 Grams Butter
  • 250 Grams Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 240 Milliliters Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Liquid black food coloring
  • 1 Teaspoon White des tilled vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking soda
  • For the cream cheese frosting
  • 300 Milliliters Whipped cream
  • 225 Grams Cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 225 Grams Mascarpone cheese (room temperature)
  • ¾ Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 115 Grams Powdered sugar
  • For the decoration
  • Pink marzipan
  • Yellow marzipan
  • 11 Toothpick
  • Mint leaves
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Sift flour...

    Step 2

    ...cocoa and salt together.

    Step 3

    Mix until it looks like....

    Step 4

    ...this. Set aside.

    Step 5

    I forgot to take the butter out of the fridge so I put it in the microwave for about 15 seconds to get it as soft as in room temperature.

    Step 6

    Beat the butter with a hand or electric mixer.

    Step 7

    Add sugar and beaaat!

    Step 8

    It already looks good, doesn't it?

    Step 9

    Add one egg at a time, beating well after each addition.

    Step 10

    Step 11

    Add vanilla and beat.

    Step 12

    The original recipe asks for buttermilk, I don't have it, so let's make it ourselves. Put the milk in a bowl.

    Step 13

    Add about 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and mix. Let it sit for about 5 minutes.

    Step 14

    Now it's time for the black food color.

    Step 15

    I added 1 1/2 tablespoon, not two, because it was more than enough. This looks a little creepy, and it will look a little creepy from now on but just wait and see how it all will change - magic!

    Step 16

    Don't forget to turn the oven on: 175 degrees Celsius.

    Step 17

    Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour (use a mixer).

    Step 18

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    Step 22

    Bake it in the oven for 35 minutes.

    Step 23


    Step 24

    Take out the cake!

    Step 25

    Cream cheese frosting

    Step 26

    Now, beat the cream until whipped and fluffy. Put it in a separate bowl.

    Step 27

    Step 28

    Put cream cheese and mascarpone cheese in the mixer.

    Step 29

    Add vanilla and powdered sugar.

    Step 30

    Step 31

    Fold in the whipped cream carefully.

    Step 32

    Add red food coloring, about 2 teaspoons.

    Step 33

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    Step 35

    Cut the cake in half and then cut each half in the middle to get 4 layers.

    Step 36

    But one layer of the cake and layer it with the cream.

    Step 37

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    Step 39

    Put it in the fridge (I had the cake in the fridge during the time).

    Step 40

    Flowers and decoration!

    Step 41

    Step 42

    Make five small circles.

    Step 43

    Press the ends together.

    Step 44

    Repeat and add it to the previous piece.

    Step 45

    Repeat until it looks like this.

    Step 46

    Step 47

    Add a toothpick.

    Step 48

    Make a yellow little ball.

    Step 49

    Add it to the flower.

    Step 50

    Done! Make 11 flowers!

    Step 51

    Take out the cake!

    Step 52

    I forgot to take a picture of the "vase cream" but it's only cream cheese with a little powdered sugar and food coloring (red, yellow and black).

    Step 53

    Step 54

    Put the flowers in the "soil".

    Step 55

    Step 56

    Start adding the leaves.

    Step 57

    Use a lot!

    Step 58

    Step 59

    Here you go, a black velvet cake with pink cream that looks like a vase with flowers! Pretty cool, huh?

    Step 60

    Let me know how the cake turned out for you and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask! Thank you and see you soon!