Friday, December 24, 2010

Southern Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese frosting



To be honest this is my red velvet cake ever. I heard about this cake for a while from Cake show on TV and promise to my self that I would try making it for special occasion. But somehow I haven't got any guts until one day I saw one of  friend FB status mention about this cake and it's near my birthday..then... aha.. I got the idea to make this cake for my self a day before my birthday  hahaha... *wicked laugh* ( because I wasn't really plan to invite any friends over).

I never seen any cake recipe using heaps of vegetable oil before. So I wasn't sure and cannot imagine what the taste would be like. When I started preparing the ingredients I just realized that I didn't read the recipe carefully (bad habit Ti!) that I didn't buy any butter milk! So I have to make butter milk substitute from a cup of milk mix with 1 table spoon of squeezed lemon.

Anyway... when I measured the flour I also have to admit my self that I am sooo.. not careful to check my pantry. I thought my existing flour would be enough for the recipe but once more bummer.. I'm wrong!! I only got about 1 cup of it.  So I came up with the idea *ting* Because I have self rising flour sitting there in the pantry as well I used this for the the remaining 1 1/2 cup that  need and put less (only 1/4 tsp baking soda). And bake it on the 2 small tin for about 1 1/2 hours.
Guess what?? it's all works.. Yippeee...
To be honest I really happy to see how the cake was turned up. So vibrant Red and looks delicious!

The best part of making birthday cake was to decorate it but I don't want any fancy decorations of course!.
(I only used half  recipe of the cream cheese frosting ) With my daughter watching the whole process I could see her face that she really want to try the cake :) poor girl she have to wait until we cut it on the next day.

By the way I just wanted to say Merry Christmas & Happy New year 2011 ... Have a great time!

If you want the recipe please email me at kitchenfunDOTwithtiATgmalDOTcom.



Hannah said...

Utterly beautiful! I've yet to try a red velvet cake. I particularly like the look/sound of the icing ;)

Ti said...

It is such a gorgeous cake and I love the taste too :) yummy!