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The "it" Birthday Cake of 2017: Red Velvet Cake

India admits to having a British hangover when it comes to cakes and puddings. Everyone knows how to make good old chocolate and vanilla cake, but the truth is that women have become far more adventurous mastering everything from a carrot cake to a marble cake. They are lapping up every new conquest. Here’s a recipe for Red Velvet Cake, one of the latest rage in the country.

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Red Velvet Cake

  • Self-rising flour (2 1/2 cups)
  • Fortune Oil (1 cup)
  • White sugar (1/12 cup)
  • Baking soda (1 tsp)
  • Distilled white vinegar (1 tsp)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • Eggs (2)
  • Red food colouring (2 ounces)
  • Softened butter (½ cup)
  • Confectioner’s sugar (4 cups)
  • Butter milk (1 cup)
  • Soft cream cheese (1 package)
  • Preheat oven to around 175 degrees C. 
  • Grease three round pans with oil and flour; the pans can be around 8 inches each in diameter.
  • Mix together sugar, oil, and eggs. Whisk well. 
  • Add food colouring and vinegar to buttermilk. Also add baking soda to the flour.
  • Mix the flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately to the sugar mixture. Beat well.
  • Stir in 1 tsp vanilla extract into the whipped batter and give it a stir. 
  • Pour the batter into the pans and bake for 20-25 mins.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool down.
  • Beat together cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar, 1 tsp vanilla for the frosting. 
  • Frost the cake and enjoy with a cuppa!



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