Sunday, March 24, 2013

Red Velvet Cake Recipe!!

So I am a self confessed foodie trying to eat more healthy but one thing I promised myself was that I will not deny myself the things I love. Decided to make this red velvet cake for hubby. My mum in law helped and it came out fantastic. I used a recipe from Food Network:


2 cups sugar
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 ounces red food coloring
2 1/2 cups cake flour
pinch of salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup melted marshmallows
1 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. Mix cocoa and food coloring together and then add to sugar mixture; mix well. Sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. Add baking soda to mixture. Pour batter into 3 (8-inch) round greased and floured pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and cool completely before frosting

Blend cream cheese and butter together in a mixing bowl. Add marshmallows and sugar and blend. Fold in coconut and nuts. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.

I made my icing different. I only used cream cheese, icing sugar and shredded coconut. I could'nt get pecans and I love how it turned out! You can also choose to moderate on the amount of sugar so that it isnt too sweet. I put just enough icing sugar in the icing and avoided marshmallows and butter just to control the level of sweetness of the cake. Thanks for reading! Have an awesome Sunday and Happy Baking!


  1. i L.O.V.E cake!!!!

    Please clarify what is confectioner's sugar? and butter milk? ama it is normal sugar and milk?

    1. Hi Cecilia!

      I love cake too! Confectioners sugar is the same as icing sugar.Butter milk is well....milk from butter after it is churned. It is usually richer and creamier than ordinary milk. You can still try ordinary milk for this though..

      Thanks for reading & Happy baking!

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    1. Thanks! Planning to make something similar for blankets :-)

  3. Please ship some to Malakal!!! I love Red Velvet and this looks divine!

    1. Woii hun! Will make you one next time you come home..Misses!