A Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners 

A Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe. Hello friends, So how are you today? So this Fine Saturday, I am sharing a 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, afternoon tea centre piece or garden party treat.

Table Of Contents:

  1. Firstly, A Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe Ingredients.
  2. Secondly, Recipe Method.
  3. Thirdly, A Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe Card.
  4. Fourthly, More Recipe Ideas.
A Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe: 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

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • Method:
  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:

So what do you think about this Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe? Do you also fancy trying this recipe?

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners.
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Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners.

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6 Comments

  1. 4 February 2019 / 1:51 AM

    Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  2. 5 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. 7 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

    • 9 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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