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This RVC has been in my list for a while now. As always, my favourite past time is to procrastinate...hehehez that's why its taken me this long to bake the cake. When I saw this cake featured in Zarin's blog for her 1st blogiversary, I became determined to bake it.
I'm not a big fan of oil cake except for chiffons and have been substituting most cakes and muffins recipes that calls for oil with melted butter. This time, I decided to follow the recipe and stick to using oil. The other reason why I am hesitant to bake this cake is bcos of the amount of food colouring. Its a shocker!! @_@ 2 ounces of food colouring!! Oh me, oh my that equals to 4 tablespoons!! No way am I gonna add that much food colouring, I might turn into spiderman hahahaz. I just added half a tablespoon liquid food colouring and a little Wilton red colouring gel instead.
So many things not to like aye? Why did I decide to bake this cake then? Because...its been getting great reviews and most reviewers said that its a very moist cake and the flavour is to die for and its very velvety. Another thing is this cake is one the must bake cake. Its one of the most popular entry amongst fellow food bloggers, just like the Caramel Pudding Cake & Kek Alunan Kasih....hahahaz. I succumbed to the temptation as I've never eaten velvet in my life but of course, I want to be in with the jonsey ;) ROFL!!
Anyway, I levelled the cake and ate the trimmings, it taste yuckks!!! Jeeezzz, maybe bcos of the colour, it sort of taste like haw flakes to me....hehehez. Jannah hates it too!! It doesn't smell like a cake at all and taste sort of stale. There's no cake aroma wafting from the oven while I was baking it that's when I knew it was gonna turn out a disaster :( and what's with all that holes it the cake? I wonder why??
Oh well, I tried....I wasted the cake but not my cream cheese phewww. Will I try it again....errkkk no thanks >.< Hope the sheeps and lambs wont be having any tummy aches after eating the cake....wondering if they will turn red the next day? hahahaz. If they do, I will take another photo of them again......
That's how up close and personal we are with the sheeps, they are just at our doorstep :)
Just sharing the recipe if you wanna try it. Bakerella gave it a good review. She even turned it into cake pops.
Source : Bakerella.
Red Velvet Cake
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar (I only used 1 cup)
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups oil (I used canola oil)
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 oz. red food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F / 177 degrees C.
- Grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans.
- Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Add remaining liquid ingredients and stir together with whisk until blended. Set aside.
- Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together really good with another wire whisk.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.
- Pour into cake pans and then drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- After about ten minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack. I also cover in plastic wrap while the cakes cool.
- Then make the frosting.
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups confectioners’ sugar (OMG! 6 cups equals to diabetes...hehehez I will only use 3/4 to 1 cup if I did make the frosting)
- Sift sugar and set aside.
- Beat cream cheese and butter on high until creamy. Add vanilla.
- Then, add the sugar in batches. Scrape down the sides in between each addition.
- And frost away.