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