Cake “Red velvet”

Traditional American cake that not only looks spectacular, but also has a great taste. In addition, rich red color is perfect for new year Wallpapers 2016, as the symbol of the year of the Fire Monkey — like red. Thanks to the addition of buttermilk cake turns out tender, slightly sweet and with a pronounced creamy taste.

Since buttermilk is a by-product of processing of milk and its not so easy to find on the market, you can cook it yourself, adding a glass of whole milk 1 tbsp of lemon juice. To make the cake red food coloring is used, but if you want to make a dessert as natural as possible in the dough, add a little evaporated beet juice.


Flour — 300 g;
Eggs — 3 PCs.;
Butter — 350 g;
Buttermilk — 250 ml;
Soft cream cheese — 200 g;
Mascarpone cheese — 250 g;
High fat cream — 100 ml;
Cocoa powder — 2 tsp;
Powdered sugar — 250 g;
Brown sugar — 200 g;
Vanilla extract — 2 tsp.;
Grated chocolate — 50 g;
Red food coloring — 2 tbsp;
The leaven — 1 tsp;
Sol — 0.5 tsp.

Method of preparation

Prepare dough. In a large diameter bowl sift flour, add salt and cocoa, stir. In a separate bowl, lightly beat with a mixer softened butter until creamy, add the sugar and beat the mass until it is completely dissolved. At the end of the whipping add eggs and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Pour in a glass of buttermilk, add food coloring and mix with a fork or whisk until uniform in color.

Turn the mixer on medium speed and gradually add in oil mix baking powder, flour and cocoa, and buttermilk with the dye. The finished dough put into two round baking tins, flatten the surface and bake in a preheated 180 degree oven for 30 minutes. Test the readiness check with a wooden stick: if it passes their test dry, then it is fully cooked. Finished cakes will definitely sue on the grid.

Wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate for half an hour. Prepare the cream: mix the Mascarpone with cream cheese, add 1 tsp of vanilla extract, powdered sugar and cream. Whisk the mixture until lush and creamy with a mixer at high speed. Cooled cakes on request cut in half or leave whole. RUB them with cream, including the side pieces and the top of the cake. Decorate the top with grated chocolate.

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