How to make Red Velvet Cake -

The name says it all – it is red in colour and has a velvety texture.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Baking powder (बेकिंग पावडर)

Cuisine : British

Course : Desserts

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake Recipe Card


British cuisine has always been a multicultural - a pot pourri of eclectic styles.  However Britain's culinary expertise is not new! In the past British cooking was amongst the best in the world.  Traditional British cuisine is substantial, yet simple and wholesome. 
British cuisine today has a variety that wipes off the image of grey boiled meat.   In London especially, one can not only experiment with the best of British, but the best of the world as there are many distinct ethnic cuisines to sample, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Greek restaurants are amongst the most popular.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 2.30-3 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Red Velvet Cake Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Eggs 3

  • Vanilla essence 2 teaspoon

  • Butter 1 cup

  • Butter 1 1/3 cups

  • Buttermilk 1/2 cup

  • Beetroot juice 2 tablespoons

  • Red Colour edible 2 tablespoons

  • For Frosting

  • Mascarpone cheese 1 cup

  • Cream cheese 1 cup

  • Icing sugar 1/2 cup

  • Whipped cream 1 cup


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180° C.

Step 2

Sift together refined flour and baking powder into a bowl.

Step 3

Break eggs into another bowl. Add vanilla essence and set aside.

Step 4

Put butter and castor sugar in a third bowl and cream with an electric beater. Add eggs, one by one and cream further. Fold in the flour mixture and beat till well mixed.

Step 5

Add buttermilk, beetroot juice and red colour and beat till well mixed.

Step 6

Pour batter into a spring bottom cake tin till ¾th filled. Place the tray in preheated oven and bake for forty to forty five minutes.

Step 7

Remove from oven, cool and remove from the moulds.

Step 8

For frosting, beat together mascarpone cheese, cream cheese and icing sugar. Fold in the whipped cream.

Step 9

Cut the cake horizontally into three parts. Place one part on a plate and spread the frosting over it. Repeat with the other layers. Evenly spread the frosting on the sides of the cake.

Step 10

Pipe whipped cream on the top of the cake and sprinkle the remaining cake crumbs on top.

Step 11

Serve chilled

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