Egg Free Red Velvet Cake

I was so proud of myself for making this cake, I was worried it wouldn’t be red enough and it was the first time I’ve piped a whole cake (I usually stick to cupcakes!). This would make a lovely birthday cake or just a cake to cheer someone up.

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Cooking time: approx 20-25 minutes

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Serves 8

The Ingredients:

For the cake

  • 10oz Self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 6oz Caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ pint Milk
  • ¼ pint Buttermilk
  • ¼ pint Corn oil
  • 3 tbsp Golden syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 3 tsp Red food colouring

For the Cream cheese frosting

  • 9 oz butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 oz icing sugar
  • 14 oz cream cheese

The Method:

  1. Pre heat your oven to 180C Gas mark 4
  2. Line the base of 2 X 8 inch cake tin with baking paper
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa, sugar and salt in to a bowl and make a well in the centre
  4. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with a tbsp of the milk and pour in to the well
  5. Add the rest of the milk along with the buttermilk, oil, golden syrup, vanilla essence and red food colouring and beat together to make a batter
  6. Add the mixture to the cake tins and cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes (until they bounce back when touched or when a skewer is inserted it comes out clean)
  7. When cooked, remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool whilst you make the cream cheese frosting
  8. To make the cream cheese frosting beat the butter  and icing sugar together until it’s smooth and then beat in the cream cheese until everything is mixed together with no lumps
  9. When the cakes are completely cool spread a layer of butter cream on top of the base layer and sandwich the cakes together, next with a palette knife add a crumb coating to the outside of the cake (this will give you a smother surface to pipe over).
  10. Put the remaining cream cheese mix in to a piping bag and pipe away! I piped roses on my cake which are so simple to do, this tutorial is really useful if you need any help http://iambaker.net/rose-cake-tutorial/
  11. And voilà, a beautiful red velvet cake that’s egg free too!!! Make sure you store this little beauty in the fridge…that’s if it lasts long enough to be stored!20130728-192854.jpg
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One Response to Egg Free Red Velvet Cake

  1. amanda says:

    I made this cake and it is delicious!! moist and tasty

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