Baking a Red Velvet Cake

 

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Skill Level: Beginner
HD Lessons: 4
Decoration Time: 2 hrs

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This recipe is for 2x 7″ Round cakes baked to a depth of 2″or just under. Baked in an Invicta cake tin 4″ deep.

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225mls whole milk
20mls lemon juice
125g unsalted butter
300g caster sugar
2 medium eggs
25g cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Sugarflair Red Extra food colour
1 teaspoon Sugarflair Red Velvet food colour
320g plain flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Electric food mixer
Plastic spatula
2 x 7” rouElectric food mixer
Plastic spatula
2 x 7” round, deep cake tins
Baking parchment or greaseproof paper
Measuring scales
Measuring jug
Fork
Sieve
Small bowl
Spoon
Measuring spoon (teaspoon)
Oven gloves
Wire cooling tray
nd, deep cake tins
Baking parchment or greaseproof paper
Measuring scales
Measuring jug
Fork
Sieve
Small bowl
Spoon
Measuring spoon (teaspoon)
Oven gloves
Wire cooling tray

Award-winning baker Mrs Jones is here to teach us how to bake the perfect red velvet cake. As you may well be aware, red velvet cake is notoriously difficult to get right and with lots of different recipes out there, it's difficult to know which one will work best. We can confidently tell you that you won't find a better recipe than Mrs Jones', but the only you're going to know is to try it out!

Mrs Jones

Mrs Jones

Taught by her Mum to bake, many of you will recognise Mrs Jones as our expert baker. She is also an accomplished cake decorator. As a former nurse and midwife, Sheila has turned her passion for creating delicious, elegant, bespoke cakes into a very successful business. Over the years, Sheila's baking skills have been consolidated by achieving a professional diploma of PME Masterclass Certificates in Sugarcraft, Sugar Flowers Royal Icing and Piping, and she has worked with the very best of cake decorators in the country. She is Chair of the Glasgow Branch for the British Sugarcraft Guild, a member of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers and a founding member of the Glasgow Baking Club. You will all recognise her as the baking expert on our online tutorials. It was one of her students who said that 'Mrs Jones' kitchen is where we bake, learn, laugh and indulge'.
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