...I don't know why I decided to try this recipe (as if I had not tried that many Red Velvet cakes recipes) , but I did...and I was glad I did! I love the simplicity of this cake, using corn oil, instead of butter but yet made you want to have a slice of the cake over and over again! It was Umar's meal for 2 straight days, yup, he just had that, no rice nor bread during the next two days after I made this cake.....so...what does that say about this cake, I don't have brag!
...oh yeah I know why I made this cake...I was attracted to the beautiful shots taken by the maker pikyin's instagram photos....anyway, here's the recipe!
3 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder, I used Valrhona
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 cups corn oil
2 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp red colour gel
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 tsp white vinegar
1. Preheat oven at 170C, grease cake pans if using. I used a 9x13x2 inches baking sheet lined with baking paper.
2.Whisk dry ingredients: cake flour, salt, baking powder, coacoa powder.
3.Whisk oil and sugar and vanilla. Add eggs one by one.
4.Add gel colour, mix well.
5.Add dry ingredients, and alternate with buttermilk in 2 additions.
6.Incorporate baking soda and vinegar in a separate bowl, and quickly pour into cake batter, whisk till well incorporated.
7.Bake for about 35 minutes, let cool and I cut to make a huge cake loaf.
For Cream Cheese Topping
I used 250g cream cheese, 125g butter, vanilla and sifted icing sugar to taste. I also added 3 tbsp whipping cream.
The verdict...awesome, super moist because we used oil....need I say more! I have also tried another recipe using oil, and I must say that I love them both!
Pics of some of the bakes I made in yesterweek...
Darck Chco ganache macarons, for hantaran. Tqs Shilla!
Purple hue rainbow cake. Tqs Leanni
Victoria sandwich wedding cake. Tqs Farrah!
..and some Magnolia Bakery vanilla cuupies to accompany!
Devil's Food Choc Cake for her daughter, tqs Hezzie!
I packed some more macarons, Salted Caramel in Coffee macarons, Lemon Curd and Blackcurrent in French Buttercream...
...what's a weekend without Red Velvet cupcakes! kan!
Tqs peeps, see you soon...October is a darn busy month for me, I have to complete all my projects and fulfill my KPIs in the office...but life ig good, great!
xoxo Yani, thekitchenguardian
ps, see more pic at instagram @thekitchenguardian...take care be happy!