Red Velvet Cake

So finally its here, The perfect red velvet cake recipe for you. Do give it a try and enjoy. #HappyCookingToyou

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  • Maida (All-purpose flour) 2 & ½ Cups
  • Cocoa powder 2 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp
  • Doodh (Milk) 1 Cup
  • Sirka (Vinegar) 1 tbs
  • Makhan (Butter) unsalted ½ Cup (room temperature)
  • Cheeni (Sugar) powdered 1 & ½ Cups
  • Anday (Eggs) 2
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Red food color (gel) 1 & ½ tsp or Liquid color 3-4 tbs
  • Baking soda 1 tsp
  • Sirka (Vinegar) 1 tsp

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Makhan (Butter) unsalted 200 gms (room temperature)
  • Icing sugar 1 & ½ Cups
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Cream cheese ¾ Cup


In bowl,place strainer,add all-purpose flour,cocoa powder,salt and sift together,mix well & set aside.

In jug,add milk,vinegar,mix well and let it rest for few minutes.Butter milk is ready & set aside.

In bowl,add butter and beat until fluffy.

Gradually add sugar and beat until well combined.

Add eggs,one by one and beat well after each edition.

Add vanilla essence and beat again.

In butter milk,add red food color and mix well.

During mixing,add dry flour mixture gradually to the batter,alternating with the buttermilk then dry flour mixture then again butter milk and mixing just until incorporated and a smooth batter is formed.

Grease 8” inch baking pan with cooking oil and place butter paper.

In baking soda,add vinegar and mix well and add immediately in cake mixture and mix with the help of the spatula.

Now pour cake batter into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven at 180 C for 35-40 minutes or until the cake pulls away from the side of the pans and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean.

Remove the cake from the oven and run a knife around the edges to loosen them from the sides of the pan.

Transfer the cake to the wire rack and let it cool.

Cream cheese Frosting:

In bowl,add butter and beat until fluffy.

Gradually add icing sugar and beat until well combined.

Add vanilla essence and beat again.

Add cream cheese and beat until smooth and refrigerate until use.


With the help of the cake knife,horizontally cut two layers of cake.

On cake tray,place cake layer and apply frosting.

Place another cake layer and cover the sides of the cake with cream cheese frosting.

Decorate & serve.

Recipe By: Hareem Farooqi

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