Pretty red cakes with cream cheese frosting ^_^
After trying several recipes for red velvet cake, from America, I finally found one that has just the right consistency! It's bright, moist, dense and generally lovely.
THE PROPER "YOU WILL NEED" SECTION KEPT MESSING UP. It might have come out alright by the time I published this but I didn't have any faith in it :).
YOU WILL NEED:
* 60g unsalted butter
* 150g caster sugar
* 1 egg
* 10g cocoa powder
* 20ml red food colouring
* 1/2 - 1 tea spoon vanilla extract
* 120ml buttermilk
* 150g plain flour
* 1/2 tea spoon bicarbonate of soda
* 1 and 1/2 tea spoons white wine vinegar
AND FOR THE FROSTING
* 300g icing sugar
* 50g unsalted butter
* 125g cream cheese
Mix sugar, butter and egg.. I used standing mixer with 2 whisk attachments.
In separate bowl mix cocoa powder, food colouring, vanilla flavouring. Makes a sort of paste.
Add half the butter cream, half the floour, keep going til it's all mixed well.
Add salt, bicarb, vinegar (mix on high)
First time the frosting went a bit wrong, probably because I unknowingly had low fat cheese. It tasted good regardless, and I'm sure the fat content is what made it a bit runnier than you'd want.
Make sure you don't over-whisk or you'll loose the whipped firm consistency. About 5 minutes but be careful once it gets stiff.