Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Eggless Red Velvet Cake


          My daughter had been asking me to make this red velvet cake for a long time, just because the color made the cake very attractive. For some reason or the other I didn't make this cake until now, first I didn't have the food color, second I was baking something else and this got put off. Well , I made this cake for the last class of my cake decorating course, this time I really liked my work, we did the basket weave and it came out well. I wanted to make a small cake, so I used my 4 and a 1/2 size springform pan. Though the cake was small, it had the desired height for doing this decoration. I used butter cream frosting for the basket weave and the flowers were made earlier with royal icing. On the whole it was a satisfying experience and also this is my 100th post..

Need To Have
  • All Purpose Flour - 1 + 1/4 cups
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 1 tablespoon
  • Brown Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Flax Seed Powder - 3 tablespoon
  • Butter Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 3 tablespoons
  • Baking Soda - 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla Extract - 1 teaspoon
  • Red Food Coloring - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
For The Frosting
  • Crisco (Vegetable Shortening) - 1 stick
  • Confectioners Sugar - 1 pound
  • Water - 12 teaspoons


Method
          Sift the flour,baking powder, baking soda and the cocoa powder. Add the flax seed powder to lukewarm milk, leave it for 5 to 10 mins. Now beat it for a couple of mins, add the oil, butter milk, vanilla extract, food coloring, sugar and salt, beat everything together. To this add the sifted dry ingredients, mix everything well. Pour in the greased pan and bake for 40 to 45 mins at 350F.

For The Frosting
          Blend all the ingredients given under frosting, it should come to a thick creamy consistency. Slice the cake into half, apply some frosting on one half and place the other half over it. Apply a smooth layer of frosting on the top, on the sides you can just apply a little to smooth out the cake crumbs. Now divide the cake on the top with tooth picks, at equal intervals, start by dividing the cake into half and then the half into half and so on, this way you can divide equally. Now using tip 21, you do the basket weaving, you will get an idea from this video. Use the toothpicks for doing the basket weave at equal intervals, start at one of them, do the vertical line downwards, now do the horizontal crossing from one toothpick on one side of the vertical line to one on the other side, working from bottom to top. For the flowers I used stiff royal icing and then stuck the dried flowers to the cake using some icing. Increase or decrease the frosting according to your cake size.
Sending it to Tickling Palates for the I Love Baking event,
                to Priya's Now Serving for Vardhini's Bake Fest event and
                to Divya's Culinary Journey for Showcase - Desserts event.


Note
I used a deep spring form pan, so it took 45 mins to bake, you can double the recipe and bake two cakes and then proceed in the same way.
If the pans are shallow, then the baking time will be around 25 mins.
You can use half crisco and half butter and milk instead of water, but then the cake cannot stay outside very long.



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41 comments:

  1. this looks very good hema. and congo on ur 100th post

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  2. Lovely cake and decoration..

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  3. Mindblowing cake, simply inviting..Congrats on ur 100th post,keep on going gal.

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  4. wonderful cake and cute decoration too

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  5. OMG,Gorgeous looking cake n lovely decoration...congrats on ur 1st century,keep going...

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  6. nice work, hema.
    i'm also intrigued by the water in frosting, usually saw milk for buttercream frosting. but with water if it can stay longer outside that's interesting.

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  7. Congrats on the 100th post. Such a beautiful cake!!
    Thanks for linking it to the event..

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    Showcase- Desserts

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  8. Congrats!!! On your 100 th post. The frosting looks wonderful. Good work. Keep going.........

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  9. congrats... keep going!!! lovely looking cake..
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  10. Congrats on your 100th post,loved the basket weaving,just like the professional work Hema..Great going!!

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  11. Congrats on 100th post, Frosting with water sounds interesting. Beautiful cake. I too like to join some cake decorating class. But with two little ones it is really difficult.

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  12. Gorgeous cake and decoration! Love it!!!

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  13. Looks perfect. Nice that you are done with the classes.

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  14. It looks so beautiful hema.. really very very professional :).. I have to say this..eitehr we think alike or ur daughter and me.. was thinking of making this too for my 100th post :D and here i see this..love it! :)

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  15. gorgeous cake....wonderful icing.........congrats on your 100th post....lovely recipe for the eggless cake.

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  16. Looks great hema...nice cake
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  17. Congrats on the 100 th post and well done,the cake looks soo good :)

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  18. superb. nice basket decoration; just awesome

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  19. Beautiful creation! I like red velvet cake, but hated that cream cheese frosting! ;) Yours look yummy!
    இவ்ளோ அழகா இருக்க கேக்-ஐ எப்படிங்க மனசு வந்து கட் பண்றது?!! ;)

    நூறாவது பதிவுக்கு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

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  20. Delish Cake and looks so moist and beautifully frosted.

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  21. cake looks delicious and your frosting looks perfect... congratulations on your 100th post... Keep going!!
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  22. I have been since many days to bake this cake this looks so perfect!!!

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  23. Congrats dear,wow beautiful deco and the cake luks awesome...Keep rocking:)

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  24. Perfect cake and you have a superb job with the frosting.

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  25. Your cake is beautiful with perfect basket weave design! The cake looks really moist and soft! Well done!

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  26. Such a pretty cake!!
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  27. looks so so pretty, esp the basket weave and the roses!

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  28. wow...such a beautiful cake...

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  29. Beautifully decorated cake - brava!!

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  30. I love thy beauty! Great blog!

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  31. Congratz, cake looks fabulous and beautifully decorated...

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  32. Oh wow, this looks absolutely amazing! So yummy and the basket weave design icing is too good!

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  33. wow...the cake decoration is extremely awesome Hema........Great job and congrats too.....

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  34. what size baking tin did you use? round how many inches?

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  35. Just came to your blog while searching for eggless cake recipes. The cake looks amazing. Is it possible to substitute something else for flaxseeds?
    Lovely blog!
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi, you can use orange juice or butter milk as replacements, refer my cauldron cake and danish dream cake for measurements.

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  36. wow what a beauty lovely cake so glad to know you dear.

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  37. first of all congrats on your 100th post.this recipie is just amazing.glad to have found an amazing recipie after hours of searching.iam certainly goin to try it.

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