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Monday, January 27, 2014

Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting ....

I seriously don't know what is the big deal about red velvet ! In fact I make red velvet with the drop of a hat . Red Velvet - also known as Devil's Food Cake is suddenly just spreading like a rage. Everyone seems to be wanting a slice . And most places are adding red color to basic pound cake and passing it off as red velvet !
For me, the red velvet is the moistest and softest cake I have ever made and I love the addition of buttermilk and the hints of cocoa, that just deliciously woos me over and over again . Again it is also one hell of a delight to click pictures of .

Unfortunately, since buttermilk is not that easily available in India thus I use yogurt to make my red velvet cake and I think its one of the simplest things I have ever made.

Will also be sharing the recipe of the simplest Cream Cheese Frosting ever. Believe me it doesn't get any easier!

Red Velvet Cake 

¾ cup oil
2 eggs
1 tbsp Raspberry Red Coloring 
1 cup yogurt
1¾ cups powdered sugar
2 cups refined flour
2 tsp cocoa
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
Few drops Vanilla 

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius 
  • Mix eggs, yogurt, coloring, vanilla, sugar and oil with a whisk 
  • Add all the dry ingredients that have been sifted together and fold in
  • Bake in a dusted cake dish and cook for 25 mins

Cheese Frosting 

Cream Cheese 100g 
Icing Sugar 300g 

  • Microwave the cream cheese for 40 secs to 1 min (till it is runny ) 
  • Whist in icing sugar and rest for 5 min 
  • whisk again till light and fluffy 
Bon Appetit...


  1. Never tried Red Velvet cake...now it seems must try soon

    1. Do try it .... as you can see its so simple to make