Sometimes there’s a cake so good that it becomes a favourite all around the world. Red velvet cake is often seen as a fancy bit of baking because it takes a bit more time but it also looks and sounds like it belongs in a high-end bakery. The deep red colour contrast with the silky butter and cream cheese frosting makes it a picture to behold with every slice. The cake is traditionally coloured with beetroot which we will do in this recipe too.
You can use red food colouring but it is often too light or too dark. With beetroot, your flavour isn’t compromised as the colour stays consistent throughout. The cake is flavoured with both vanilla and chocolate making for a sweet and complex flavour. Of course, nothing is better than a cream cheese and butter frosting which deserves to be layered on in a thick slab. Enjoy this elegant cake with a cup of fragrant tea. It will certainly brighten up your afternoon.
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Whether you have a braai with your favourite people or a relaxing cup of tea, red velvet cake with buttery cream cheese frosting is tasty and beautiful.
Last updated on 16 November 2022
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