Spread the Joy!
This is one of the most requested cake recipe in yummy tummy. Finally i got a chance to make it and i have managed to share it before valentine’s day. Yay, now you can surprise your loved ones with this..
This cake gets all its glory with the frosting you make for it. Please make a white frosting for this, because that what makes it standout. I recommend you to frost it with either my cream cheese frosting or flour buttercream. YUM YUM..Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Makes : 12 slices
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 21/4 cup / 300 grams
Sugar – 11/2 cup / 300 grams
Unsalted Butter – 1/4 cup / 60 grams
Oil – 1/4 cup / 60 ml
Eggs – 2
Cocoa Power – 2 tblspn
Red Food Colouring – 1.5 tblspn or as needed
Buttermilk – 1 cup / 240 ml
Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Vinegar – 1 tblspn (white)
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Start by preparing three 8-inch pan, by buttering on all sides, dusting it with flour and tap off the excess flour. Set this aside.
Preheat oven to 180 degree C.
Take cocoa, food colouring powder, 1/4 cup of buttermilk and mix to a paste. Set aside.
Now take butter, oil, sugar, vanilla in a large bowl, Use a electric beater to cream this up.
Now add in eggs and cream again.
Add in cocoa food colour mix and mix well.
Add in flour, salt, buttermilk and fold gently.
Now take baking soda in a bowl, add in vinegar. It will bubble up. pour this into the batter and mix gently. This will lighten the batter.
Divide this between the cake pan and bake for 25 to 30 mins.
Remove it and let it cool comepletely
Meanwhile prepare your frosting, check this link for all frosting recipe in this blog.
Spread frosting between each layer of cake, sandwich the cakes, spread frosting all around the sides and serve.
CHECK OUT THIS QUICK VIDEO:
|Take all your ingredients|
|Start by preparing three cake pans,
CHECK THIS TO SEE HOW
|Now take your food colouring, i used this orange red colour|
|take it in a bowl|
|add in cocoa powder|
|i added few spoons of buttermilk to mix it up, if you are using liquid food colour, you dont have to add any buttermilk|
|Now take soft unsalted butter in a bowl|
|add in oil|
|add in vanilla|
|use a beater to cream this up|
|once it is creamy|
|add in eggs|
|beat this up|
|now add in the cocoa food colour mix|
|now add in maida|
|Add in buttermilk..If you dont have buttermilk,
mix 1/2 cup thick yogurt with 1/2 cup of milk
|fold gently till mixed up|
|Now take baking soda in a jug|
|pour in vinegar over it|
|it will bubble up|
|pour that bubbly liquid straight into the batter|
|mix gently, this will lighten up the batter|
|divide it between the tins|
|When the cake is cooling,
i made this FLOUR BUTTERCREAM
|Now place the cake over a plate,place strips
of parchment paper on the sides of the cake
|spoon some frosting over|
|spread it out|
|place another cake|
|spread some more frosting|
|place third layer|
|spoon some more frosting|
|spread it all over the sides|
|cover the entire cake|
|i made little swirls on the top|
|remove the strips of parchment paper|
|slice and serve|
|Put the cake in the fridge for 30 mins before slicing,
for clean slice.