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Velvet Cake November 12, 2010

Filed under: cake — stacielk @ 11:49 am

Have you ever had Red Velvet Cake?  I have not but when I saw this recipe for Velvet Cake, it caught my attention.  It is a similar recipe to the Red Velvet Cake but without the food color.  I gave it a whorl and it turned out pretty good!  It is a denser cake that doesn’t crumble when you stick a fork in it and has a light chocolate flavor.  I drizzled a chocolate glaze over the top to finish it off.

Velvet Cake

1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour (3 1/2 T cornstarch & the remaining all purpose flour to make up 1 3/4 cups)

1 1/2 T unsweetened cocoa (natural)

1/4 tsp salt

6 T unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup buttermilk (1 T lemon juice plus enough milk to make 1 cup)

3/4 tsp white vinegar

3/4 tsp baking soda

Prep:  Sift flour, cocoa, salt and set aside.

Fluff:  Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, 5 min.  Add egg, fluff.  Add egg yolk, fluff.  Add vanilla, fluff.

Blend:  Add buttermilk in three parts, alternating with flour mixture.  Mix just enough to blend.

Fizz:  Stir together vinegar and baking soda; mixture will fizz up.  Mix into batter.

Bake:  Pour batter into a small round pan or 12-cupcake pan sprayed with non-stick spray.  Slide into a 350 degree oven and bake until springy, 30 minutes (or more) for round cake pan.  12-15 minutes for cupcakes.

Frosting:  Whisk 3 T flour and 1 cup milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat until thick, 10 minutes.  Cover and cool.  Beat 2 sticks butter creamy.  Pour in 1 cup sugar and beat fluffy, 3 min.  Mix in 1 tsp vanilla.  Add milk mixture and beat on high until bright white.  Frost cake immediately.

Recipe from Chicago Tribune adopted from “More From Magnolia” by Allysa Torey


3 Responses to “Velvet Cake”

  1. ingrid Says:

    I’ve had red velvet and it’s not bad. Your velvet cake looks lovely and though I’m not keen on chocolate your chocolate swirl definitely adds to the presentation.

  2. Deborah Says:

    I have never seen a “red” velvet cake without the red! How interesting – and I bet it tasted the same!

  3. Nicole Says:

    one thing that I love about red velvet cake is the amazing red color! I find it so festive! but I bet it taste the same without the red color

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