Friday, October 21, 2011

Red Velvet Cake and Trifle

Now this is the most favourite cake in my household now .I used to wonder what all the fuss was about the red velvet , sure it is the prettiest looking cake and has a rather sexy name but didn't still think it was so great that is until I tasted the frosting and Oh My !!! what a frosting that is , I got the recipe from Joy of Baking , it is the yummiest frosting I have ever tasted . I tried a few different recipes of  red velvet cake a couple of times but found it a bit dry to my liking so I tweaked the recipe a bit to make it more moist , I am not bragging here ;p ,but this cake is so moist and light , it just melts in your mouth , even if it is just out of the fridge it is still moist and the frosting is simply the best so here goes..........


100 gms butter softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 tbsp vanilla essence
2 eggs
2 cups of all-purpose-flour
1/4 salt
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 yoghurt
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp liquid red food colour

for the frosting

200 gms cream cheese
250 mascarapone cheese
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 cup liquid whipping cream


Cream the butter and sugars till pale and fluffy
Beat in the vanilla and eggs till mixed well.
Meanwhile sift the dry ingredients together
Mix all the wet ingredients together
Now add the dry ingredients in batches to creamed butter alternating with the wet ingredients.
Grease two 8 " inch sandwich tins and pour the batter in it .
Bake in a preheated 180 c oven for about 25-30 min or till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean .
To make the frosting , in a large bowl add the two cheese and beat it till it softens .
Add the icing sugar to it and beat it again till mixed .
Now add the whipping cream slowly and beat it till stiff  .
To assemble the cake , cut each cake half .
Place a layer on the serving plate and add the frosting , add the next layer and repeat .
Frost the cake all over and chill for at least 2 hours .
Now serve and enjoy :D .

Now , I had made this in a small tin , so I had one more layer leftover and a little frosting too , so decided to make a trifle out of it and what do you know , it was really delish , with a layer of the cake , strawberry sauce (strawberries and icing sugar blended together) and fresh strawberries topped with the heavenly frosting . It was really pretty to look at ( I think strawberries make everything look good ) and heavenly to taste .


  1. Oh, my gosh, you've outdone yourself!!! What a gorgeous cake and such delicious little trifles! I wouldn't be able to decide which to sample first :)

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  3. Hey, always wanted to try red velvet cake. Hmm, now I know where to come to for the recipe. Honestly, I'm not into frostings, but I have to try this after reading your ravings :) Once I make the cake, I'll try the trifle too :) Girl, the pics are too tempting. Sachi!

  4. I never baked a red velvet cake. Your recipe looks very good! I think I will save it for a future reference!

  5. Shabs-After reading about all the ingredients you used in this most incredible and amazing red velvet wonder your cake is so moist. Using yoghurt was a great idea, and for the frosting...totally drooling over here. Cream cheese, mascarpone, and whipped cream...oh, my!
    It's absolutely to "die for" beautiful and delicious!
    Thanks for sharing your secret recipe, which you should lock in a "vault" ...but too late now, I will spread the news...ha, ha!
    Hugs, to you my dear friend!

  6. I almost forgot to mention about the cute little strawberry trifle too after ooing, and awwing, over your amazing red velvet cake.
    The strawberry trifle combined with the red velvet cake is over the top genius idea, totally yummy! Love the whipped cream, and the red velvet cake crumbles:DDD

  7. Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments , I am so happy reading them :D.

  8. dead! my sis tried that from joy of baking and told me it's too good not to try. i will be doing it soon and a trifle if the red velvet is not good nuff!! babe, you!

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