A Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe: Valentine’s Day Treat

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners 

A Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe: Valentine's Day Treat

A Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe. Hello friends, So how are you today?

Valentine’s Day Treat.

Based on the US classic, this beautiful cake will suit any special occasion or family get-together.

The pale butter icing contrasts well with the red sponge layers.

Makes a lovely Valentine’s Day treat.

How To Make A Classic Red Velvet Cake:

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 50-60 minutes

Total time: 70-80 minutes

Serves: 8 – 10


200g unsalted butter

200g light brown soft sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 medium free range eggs

200g self-raising flour

2 x 10g tubes gel food colour, bright red

1 tbsp cocoa

For The Filling:

150g unsalted butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

200g light brown soft sugar

1 tbsp freeze-dried raspberries


1. Preheat the oven to 170°C, gas mark 3. Grease and base line an 18cm round cake tin.

2. Whisk the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until pale and fluffy. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, until combined (add a little of the flour if it looks curdled). Mix in the red food colour. Fold in the flour and cocoa.

3. Spoon into the cake tin and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake. Allow to cool.

4. To make the filling, whisk the butter, vanilla extract and sugar until pale and fluffy.

5. Cut the cake into 3 even-sized horizontal rounds. Spread ⅓ of the butter icing over 1 slice of cake, and then lay another slice on top. Then spread this with another ⅓ of the icing and top with final slice. Spread with the remaining icing and sprinkle over the dried raspberries.

A Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe

A Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe: Valentine’s Day Treat:

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners.

So what do you think about this Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe?

Do you fancy trying this recipe?

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  1. 4th February 2019 / 1:51 am

    Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  2. 5th February 2019 / 9:23 pm

    The cake looks delicious, and your pictures are beautiful. Thank you so much for joining the Happiness is Homemade Link Party. Susan craftingafamily.com

  3. 7th February 2019 / 2:42 am

    That looks fantastic…Hi, I would like to invite you to my blog party “The Classy Flamingos” held each Wednesday thru Friday. You’ll get large picture exposure and shout outs. You may get PINKED and get even more exposure! I hope you’ll come join us. ~Linda poinsettiadr.com

    • 9th February 2019 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Linda. I will have to try and remember to join you this Wednesday.

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