Julie's Red Velvet Cake

    50 min

    A fun cake for birthdays or a cake sale that looks beautiful. This is a lovely change from the norm.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 120g butter or cooking margarine
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons red food colouring
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 225g buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 300g plain flour, sifted
    • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • Cream cheese icing
    • 110g butter or margarine
    • 225g cream cheese
    • 450g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour 2 - 23cm round cake tins.
    2. Cream butter, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Make a paste with food colouring and cocoa powder and add to the butter mixture.
    3. Mix buttermilk, salt, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar; add to mixture. Slowly add flour to mixture.
    4. Put mixture into greased cake tins. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely, then cover with cream cheese frosting.
    5. To make cream cheese frosting: Combine butter, cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla. Mix until well blended.

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