Saturday, February 13, 2010

Red Velvet Cake with Whipped cream & Strawberries

Valentines day fever is all over and we can't help staying out of it. To add more color and spirits to this fun day, here's a simple red velvety cake that takes hardly anytime from start to end. Even better, add a whipped cream topping with tons of strawberries. What more do you need to impress that special person in your life?? Happy Valentines Day!!!

Ingredients

All purpose flour: 1 cup
Sugar: 1 cup
Eggs: 2
Butter: 1/2 cup / 1 stick
Buttermilk: 1/4 cup
Cocoa powder: 2 tablespoons
Red food color: 2 teaspoons
Baking powder: 1 teaspoon

Icing
Whipping cream: 1/2 pint
Powdered sugar: 1 tablespoon or more according to your sweetness liking
Strawberries: about 8-10 of them sliced.

* We used a little less food color. However you can add a few more drops to get the deep red color.

Beat sugar and butter until smooth. Add eggs one at a time and beat thoroughly until ivory. Meanwhile sieve the all purpose flour, baking powder and cocoa. Slowly add this flour mixture in little portions to the beaten egg and mix well. Add the buttermilk and mix well. Finally add the red food color and give a thorough mix until the batter is perfectly smooth. Butter a baking dish, pour this batter and bake at 350 ° F. Check to see the cake rising and turn off the oven when the center comes out clean as poke it. Leave the cake to completely cool before you turn it onto a plate.
Cut the strawberries and keep aside. If they are little sour you can dust some on sugar (1-2 teaspoons) on top of it. It makes them sweeter.

Then beat heavy whipping cream with a hand mixer simultaneously adding the powdered sugar until it holds firm peaks.

Spread a layer of this whipped cream on the cooled cake. Decorate with strawberries. You can even add chocolate shavings for some added color.
Enjoy a slice of this delicious cake on this special occasion with your loved one. Excuse the smudged whipped cream on the slice.

36 comments:

  1. Hi. that's indeed a special cake for your loved one with loads of strawberry and cream. happy V day.

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  2. Happy Valentine's Day! Wow that's a wonderful cake

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  3. Wow Perfect Valentine's Day Dessert. it has all that sure steals one's heart...strawberry, cream and a luscious red cake. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

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  4. Beautiful cake to celebrate this beautiful day...happy valentines day ...

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  5. Perfect for V day.Cake,strawberry n cream...wow!

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  6. This post has been appearing on my feed for a couple of days... every time I came, it said the page does not exist!
    Gorgeous colour the cake is. Mine turned a lot more edder. I love that you added strawberries too!

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  7. Such a tempting and delicious cake..looks pretty..Happy V day..

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  8. Iyoooo kothiyavunne...Looks perfect and yummy...

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  9. Looking Yummy...I love all fresh cream frosted cakes...

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  10. Hi friends...

    Happy Valentine's day dearies..
    We are sure it tastes good as it look.

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  11. Hi!
    Visiting your blog for the 1st time and liked your idea of team work :)! Will keep coming to your blog regularly!

    Rashmi

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  12. Happy Valentines Day :) This is such a gorgeous cake....so perfect in all ways for the occasion :)

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  13. Delicious cake with great decor perfect for the occasion....

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  14. Delicious and yummy totally ! Hope you both had a wonderful V day !

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  15. Heey Great cake... so perfect for the day, looks so soft and spongy and yummy!!:):).. Happy Valentines Day:):)

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  16. Miam, miam, that's a delicious cake to impress someone , sure!!! looks spongy, moist and inviting!!! hope you had a wonderful day!!!!

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  17. beautiful cake. looks very moist and mouthwatering.

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  18. Definitely love to have one piece ..looks yummyyyyy

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  19. Cake is soo wonderful and lovely treat for the valentine's day.

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  20. oh wow, what a special treat for v-day! Love the cake and the presentation, I think its red is just an added benefit :) lovely presentation.

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  21. Happy Valentines day to you.
    Cake looks delicious and yummy. Wonderful presentation.

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  22. Lovely presentation..yummy cake:-)

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  23. So what do I do to get a piece of that ?

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  24. The cake looks beautiful and delicious.

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  25. Slurrp slurrp, the cake looks soft and tempting!!!

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  26. Wow! looks so soft and moist, delicious one:)

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  27. Such a lovely cake!The strawberries fit the day so well.

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  28. Looks absolutely mouthwatering! beautifully decorated!

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  29. Kandittu sherikkum kothiyavunnu

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  30. Perfect cake for V day...Hope you had a wonderful V day :-)

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  31. that looks awesome deary!!!! yummy yumm

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  32. Such a Pretty Cake.
    This is a perfect gift for someone special.
    Your Pics looks fantastic.
    Sooooo cute! Love it all!

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