3 Tips To Make The Perfect Red Velvet Cake For Valentine’s Day

It’s the season of love for all of us as Valentine’s week has already begun. Today marks the first day of the week and we are just in time to bring you a decadent red velvet cake. This ultra creamy, tender, fluffy and crumbly red cake is perfect for Valentine’s or any other occasion. Red velvet is a sumptuous dessert that is beautifully put together by layering a flavoured cake with ermine icing and coating it with tiny crumbles of red velvet for a wonderful finish. Now that we have a perfect excuse to savour a rich bite of this lovely treat, make a rich and creamy red velvet cake by following these three fool-proof tips.

Use Gel Food Colouring

We all know that bright red food colouring is used for making red velvet cakes. But do you know which one is the best? There are many types of food colouring available in the market. But for red velvet cakes, gel food colouring is the best. It’s preferred because it tends to lend a much brighter colour by using just a few drops of it. If you want to avoid using food colouring, go for beetroot. Adding beetroot to the batter can also bring the red colour to the cake and give it a healthy touch.

Adding Buttermilk Is A Must 

Buttermilk acts as one of the prime ingredients. Generally, it is used in place of eggs for making red velvet cake. However, we suggest you use buttermilk whether you are making an egg or eggless cake. The addition of buttermilk can make the cake super moist, fluffy and spongy. 

Make A Luscious Cream Cheese Frosting 

Whip up a thick and luscious frosting by using ingredients such as cream cheese, vanilla essence, butter and powdered sugar. Beat the mixture until it forms stiff peaks and looks smooth and creamy at the same time. You can make this frosting using a hand blender or even an electric one.

Carefully Layer And Assemble The Cake

Once the frosting is ready, it is time to assemble the cake and layer it well by icing it carefully using a big knife. Spread the frosting over the top of the cake as well as the sides. Lastly, finish it off by covering it with red velvet crumbs. Always wait for the frosting to cook down before you start decorating the cake.

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