Tuesday, April 24, 2012

RED VELVET CAKE



Finally on my birthday I baked this popular cake by the joyofbaking - RED VELVET. Ha...ha....I'm happy with the results even thought the red looked more like chocolate anyway my children loved the cake so much. Now I see why this cake was so popular. Tara........this is my birthday cake...don't ask my age......it's just a figure...but syukur alhamdulillah god gave me the chance to live longer to see my children grow and hopefully to see my grand children. Amin Alhamdulillah.

RED VELVET CAKE - Adapted from -joyofbaking.com

2 1/2 cups (250 grams) sifted cake flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons (15 grams) regular or Dutch-processed cocoa powder

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated white sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk


2 tablespoons liquid red food coloring

1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar

1 teaspoon baking soda

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 - 8 ounce (227 grams) cream cheese, room temperature

1 - 8 ounce (227 grams) tub of Mascarpone cheese, room temperature

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup (115 grams) confectioners' (icing or powdered) sugar, sifted

1 1/2 (360 ml) cups cold heavy whipping cream (double cream) (35-40% butterfat)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter two - 9 inch (23 cm) round cake pans and line the bottoms of the pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
 
In a mixing bowl sift together the flour, salt, and cocoa powder. Set aside.

In bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until soft (about 1-2 minutes). Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.

In a measuring cup whisk the buttermilk with the red food coloring. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.

In a small cup combine the vinegar and baking soda. Allow the mixture to fizz and then quickly fold into the cake batter.

Working quickly, divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans and smooth the tops with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean. Cool the cakes in their pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Place a wire rack on top of the cake pan and invert, lifting off the pan. Once the cakes have completely cooled, wrap in plastic and place the cake layers in the refrigerator for at least an hour (or overnight). (This is done to make filling and frosting the cakes easier.)

Cream Cheese Frosting: In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and mascarpone cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla and confectioners sugar and beat until smooth. Using the whisk attachment, gradually add the heavy cream and whip until the frosting is thick enough to spread. Add more sugar or cream as needed to get the right consistency.

Assemble: With a serrated knife, cut each cake layer in half, horizontally. You will now have four cake layers. Place one of the cake layers, top of the cake facing down, onto your serving platter. Spread the cake layer with a layer of frosting.  Place another layer of cake on top of the frosting and continue to frost and stack the cake layers. Frost the top and sides of the cake. Can garnish the cake with sweetened or unsweetened coconut.


Akhirnya berjaya juga saya membuat Red Velvet ini. Ramai yang sudah mencuba tapi saya baru terkial-kial membuatnya. Buat sempena ulang tahunsaya baru-baru ini. Yang ke berapa jangan tanya kira aje umur anak sulung saya dapat agaklah sudah terlalu matang apa pun syukur alhamdulillah Allah panjatkan lagi usia untuk saya melihat anak-anak-membesar, untuk beramal dan insyallah untuk melihat cucu saya. Kek Velvet ini memang sedap patutlah ianya menjadi kegemaran ramai....walaupun velvet saya kurang merah tetapi lebih ke cokolate tetapi tetap mendapat sambutan di rumah. Bagi peminat kek tidak lengkap adventure anda jika anda tidak mencuba kek ini.


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9 comments:

hazila said...

Salam,
Happy Birthday kak Paty.

KakAsma said...

Kak Paty,
izinkan asma wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY buat akak..
semuga sentiasa ceria,bahagia bersama keluarga tercinta..
dipanjangkan usia dan dimurahkan rezeki..amin

bestkan dapat buat dan makan RVC sendiri..

Chik Mimi said...

happy birthday kak paty'

rahel said...

Dua2nya pun sedap...tergodanya i..

Liza said...

happy belated birthday kak paty, semoga dipanjangkan usia dan dimurahkan rezeki...Aamiin...
Liza pun bru hari tu buat kek ni, org lain dah berzaman dah buat....hihihiihi

ijayuji said...

Salam kak paty! terlambat tak kita nak wish besday? :D happy besday buat akak, moga diberikan kesihatan yg baik dan dipermudahkan segala urusan akak dunia n akhirat insyaAllah! aminnnnnn.. cantek ler kaler RV akak, maroon 5 gituuu hihihi... sedap mkn dgn creacheese frosting, nmpk itu ini sume nak dibuat, gini lerr kalau berblogging :D

liemaopurut a.k.a ana said...

salam kak,
selamat hari lahir. semoga sentiasa diberikan kesihatan yang baik. nampak sedappp la akak nye red velvet. saya tak berkesempatan lagi nak try

Nuridah said...

Assalamualaikum Kak Paty

Selamat hari jadi buat you moga senantiasa sihat,murah rezeki serta panjang usia dan dlm lindungan nya.

Wah pandai akak buat kek nie siap berdeko giut...cantik kak.

Nieza said...

happy birthday kak...semoga sentiasa dirahmati Allah selalu. RVC memang best mkn pun tak jemu..hehe

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