MERRY CHRISTMAS FRIENDS
Red Velvet Cake is very popular on Christmas . Initially people from UK used to make this cake from BEETROOT .. Here i used VEGETARIAN FONDANT to decorate this cake..
This is my first try to Velvet Cake and Fondant. Red Velvet Cake generally frosted with Cheese Cream or Whipping Cream. Here i tried with fondant and Result is super yummy super moist cake and perfect icing..
- Sifted Dry Mix : (Plain Flour / Maida – 1½ Cups, Baking Powder – ¾ Tsp, Baking Soda – ½ Tsp)
- Butter – ⅓ Cup ( I used Amul)
- Milk – ¾ Cup
- Powdered Sugar – ½ Cup
- Condensed Milk – ¾ Cup
- Red Food Color – 1 Tsp (I used Powder color)
- Vanilla Essence – 1 Tsp
For Frosting :
- Veg Fondant
- Whipping Cream 1 cup
- Sugar 1 cup
Preheat your oven to 180 C.
In a mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar and whip until smooth. Add in the condensed milk and whip till fluffy and it starts leaving sides.
Add half of the milk and vanilla and stir well, now add half of the sifted flour mixture and stir well.
Add the remaining flour mixture and whip. To the remaining milk, add the red food color and stir, and pour in the batter and give it a good mix.
Pour the batter in a cake tin which is greased with butter and dusted with flour.
Tap once and place the cake tin in the oven and bake at 180 C for 35 mins.
Test whether the cake is done after 35 mins with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, its ready if not bake for another 3-4 mins. Once baked, take the cake out and let it come down to room temp, then freeze for 4 hours.
Whip whipping cream and sugar to stiff peaks, It may take around 15-17 mins..
Place a big plate over a turntable ( I used Chakla 🙂 ) place the cake and slice up the uneven top and then slice it horizontally into 2 layers and keep aside.In the turn table, apply a little bit of cream and place the first layer of cake then smear the sugar syrup. Add a big dollop of frosting and spread.
Place the second layer upside down and smear syrup then take a dollop of cream in a offset spatula / any long knife and cover the sides of the assembled cake roughly then the top. Make sure the layer is thin, as its a crumb coat. Freeze the cake for 30 minutes, Then again make a thin layer of cream..
Now Decorate with Fondant..
Checkout how to make Fondant recipe here..
With white dough first roll a big roti on a plastic sheet or butter paper.
Very carefully flip it and wrap the whole cake… definitely u will find some cracks. But its ok u can make touch up to that.
Then made strips from other colour dough…
One can decorate and give shape as per liking.. Decoration is totally depends on your creativity..
Sprinkle some sugar balls on it.. Enjoy Chilled 🙂 🙂
Happy Cooking 🙂 🙂