Friday, January 09, 2009

Red Velvet Cake

This is as far as I can go with creativity to decorate a cake. I know, I seriously need to attend one of those cake decoration class. Maybe when the economy is a little bit better then I will consider joining those classes. In the meantime please bear with the sight of this cake.

I bake this delicious red velvet cake for the first time. I used red velvet cake mix from the box. I follow the instructions as written on the box. It was pretty easy to mix them up. I just need to add 3 eggs, 1/2 cup olive oil, and water to the cake mix.

I whipped my own cream cheese icing for the middle layer and to cover the whole cake. My cake decoration skill is not there. But I have tried my best.

The cake is baked for 35 minutes at 350 degree F.
This cake has two layers. I baked two separate 8 inch cakes. These two cake came from one box. As you can see from the picture above the cake separate itself slightly from the side. I like this cake for doing that. I don't even use any parchment paper.
I rub butter to the pan prior to dusting it with flour. Then I divide the batter into two and pour them into each pan.
I let the cake to cool down in the pan.
For the middle layer, I spread the cream cheese frosting with strawberry preserves.

Ingredients for cream cheese frosting:

1 1/2 sticks butter, bring to room temperature
8 oz of cream cheese (1 package), set it at room temperature
2 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Mix butter and cream cheese together, about 3 minutes on medium speed until very smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure even mixing.
Then add vanilla extract and mix.
Slowly add the powdered sugar.
Use spatula to spread frosting evenly on the cake. I also use piping bag to decorate the cake.
This cake is very moist. I easily went for second despite had to watch my diet. After all it is for my birthday.


  1. Zue,

    Laa.....awat tak beritahu...I rasa sungguh guilty tak tahu....anyway,
    Semuga panjang umur dan berkat selalu.

    Sedih you jauh, kalau tak boleh kita makan kek dengan teh PG Tips tu, kan?
    hehehe...maybe next year ada rezeki..

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. semoga lebih dirahmati, dimurahkan rezeki dan sihat selalu.

    The cake look so yummy!!

  3. hi..zue..this is the 1st time i come here..gosh..this red velvet cake looks really yummy..!

  4. lantana, don't feel guilty. Thank you for the wish though. I don't plan to celebrate but last minute decided to whipped something simple. Ah! Best to eat this cake with warm PG tips tea.

    Dhill, thank you. Red Velvet is hubby favorite cake besides yellow cake and carrot cake. Otherwise, he would not eat.:-(

    inahar ali, welcome and thank you for dropping a line in my blog. Do check this site always as I try to publish my favorite recipe. I don't limit my collection to certain type of food. Who knows there might be some recipe in here that you would like to try. Enjoy your stay!

  5. I've only came across red velvet cake while researching for wedding cakes. Wonder how it tastes like. Love the colours though.

  6. Happy Birthday.
    I love red velvet cake but I make it into cupcakes. I love Paula Deen's Red Velvet recipe.

  7. Happy Birthday zue,Wish you have a healthy and properous years ahead..Don't worried about the deco,your look great!

  8. pigpigscorner, to me red velvet taste like yellow cake with a hint of chocolate. Delicious.

    Beachlover, thanks. After I piped out the cream cheese icing, I just realised that I should add some color so that it will show clearly in the picture.

  9. Sri, thanks. Maybe next time I will try Paula's recipe. I was thinking of making this cake from scratch but then I said, I better not screw up the cake since it is my first time baking red velvet cake. The strawberry preserve mix with the cream cheese icing for the center was really good. The taste blended well with the red velvet cake.

  10. Zue, Happy Belated Birthday!

    Eh red velvet cake tu cake apa Zue?

  11. Farina, thanks. Red velvet cake just red colored cake with a hint of chocolate. I believe if you make this red velvet cake from scratch, you just need 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and some red coloring.

  12. Wow... Liking the vibrant color on the cake.
    Such a beautiful blog and recipes :)

  13. Jude, thank you and welcome to my blog.

  14. googled red velvet recipe and stumbled upon ur looks ooo yummy!!!!

  15. Babe, care to share the brand that you used for the red velvet.. I'm new to baking so really need your help on tht.. thanks! :)

  16. Babe, care to share the brand that you used for the red velvet cake. I'm new to baking so really need your help in this.. :)

    Thanks.. ;)

  17. Salam... where to get the ready-mixed flour u used?