How to Make a Luscious Red Velvet Cake With Frosting

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How to Make a Luscious Red Velvet Cake With Frosting Recipe
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The main ingredients group photo

The main ingredients group photo

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In a bowl combine the sugar and softened butter. To soften you can pop the butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds(depending on how hard it is)

In a bowl combine the sugar and softened butter. To soften you can pop the butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds(depending on how hard it is)

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Give a good mix to be in this state.

Give a good mix to be in this state.

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Add first egg and stir

Add first egg and stir

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Add second egg and stir

Add second egg and stir

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All eggs in.

All eggs in.

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Add vanilla extract and mix.

Add vanilla extract and mix.

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In separate bowl mix the sifted flour and cocoa

In separate bowl mix the sifted flour and cocoa

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2 tbsp food color

2 tbsp food color

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Homemade buttermilk. Check separate guide.

Homemade buttermilk. Check separate guide.

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Mix the food color with buttermilk.

Mix the food color with buttermilk.

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We will add the flour and milk in 3 batches. Add 1/3 of flour......

We will add the flour and milk in 3 batches. Add 1/3 of flour......

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Add 1/3 of milk

Add 1/3 of milk

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Mix

Mix

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Second addition

Second addition

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Give a good mix

Give a good mix

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Final addition

Final addition

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Ready.

Ready.

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In a small cup add the baking soda then take the vinegar and add to the powder.

In a small cup add the baking soda then take the vinegar and add to the powder.

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It will fizz and you need to stir them fast.

It will fizz and you need to stir them fast.

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Pour onto batter while fizzy.

Pour onto batter while fizzy.

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Fold into the batter.

Fold into the batter.

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Pour onto prepared baking tin.(line the bottom with parchment paper.

Pour onto prepared baking tin.(line the bottom with parchment paper.

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Cook the cake in preheated oven

Cook the cake in preheated oven

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As the cake cooks, clear the mess : )

As the cake cooks, clear the mess : )

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The cake is cooked when a small knife inserted into it comes out dry. It took 45 minutes to cook in a 23cm round tin.

The cake is cooked when a small knife inserted into it comes out dry. It took 45 minutes to cook in a 23cm round tin.

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Leave to cool completely on a cooling rack. If u need to ice the cake, it's advisable to cook the cake a day in advance to be able to cool the cake completely in the fridge.

Leave to cool completely on a cooling rack. If u need to ice the cake, it's advisable to cook the cake a day in advance to be able to cool the cake completely in the fridge.

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For the frosting, you need 1 tub mascarpone cheese, 1 tub cream cheese and about 150 ml fresh cream. You will also need icing sugar.

For the frosting, you need 1 tub mascarpone cheese, 1 tub cream cheese and about 150 ml fresh cream. You will also need icing sugar.

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In a bowl, mix the two cheese together.

In a bowl, mix the two cheese together.

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Beat them till creamy and fully mixed.

Beat them till creamy and fully mixed.

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Add about 85gm icing sugar(sifted) and fully beat into the cheese mix.

Add about 85gm icing sugar(sifted) and fully beat into the cheese mix.

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Add the cream and mix till fully mixed to a creamy spreadable consistency.

Add the cream and mix till fully mixed to a creamy spreadable consistency.

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You can add the cream little at a time and add more if required.

You can add the cream little at a time and add more if required.

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Nice and creamy.

Nice and creamy.

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During frosting, slice the cake into 2 or 3 layers and spread the cream cheese between the layers.

During frosting, slice the cake into 2 or 3 layers and spread the cream cheese between the layers.

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Spreading takes some practice

Spreading takes some practice

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It's about moving the pallets knife from left to right while turning the cake as well. The frosting on the inside should not be much as you need more to completely cover the cake.

It's about moving the pallets knife from left to right while turning the cake as well. The frosting on the inside should not be much as you need more to completely cover the cake.

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Finished cake. Get some of the cake crumbs to garnish the top.

Finished cake. Get some of the cake crumbs to garnish the top.

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The inside view.

The inside view.

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The slice

The slice

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A piece of the cake.

A piece of the cake.

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