This is a moist, spongy, velvet red coloured melt-in-the-mouth cake with flavours of strawberry, vanilla, and cocoa which signifies pure heaven and love.
It’s smooth texture and rich frosting makes it a showstopper.
Here I have moistened the cake with homemade strawberry compote.
This is just perfect for Valentine’s day and is very close to my heart.
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Chocolate Red Velvet Cake
11 months ago
Detailed Chocolate Red Velvet Cake Recipe is below
Skill Level: Medium
Equipment Used: Gas stove, cooker, baking tin
Cooking Type: Cooking on Gas
Ingredients for Chocolate Red Velvet Cake To make the Chocolate Red Velvet Cake
Here I have made 2 cakes - one square and one round shape. (ingredients mentioned here are sufficient for one; we can double the quantity) 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup wheat flour 1 cup malai/cream 2 tablespoon milkmaid 1 cup fine sugar 2 teaspoon butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoon beetroot puree 1 teaspoon cocoa powder 1 cup strawberry compote for moistening (homemade by boiling chopped strawberry in water and sugar to get a thick strawberry red coloured compote) For icing/frosting 1 cup cream 1/2 cup fine sugar For Garnish / decoration 8-10 strawberry slices 1 teaspoon silver balls
Preparation of Chocolate Red Velvet Cake To make the Chocolate Red Velvet Cake
Preheat the cooker with a stand inside on a medium flame. Grease a tin with butter and sprinkle some all purpose flour and keep aside. Sieve wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking soda ,cocoa powder and baking powder thrice to remove any lumps. Take one and one fourth cup sugar, malai and butter in a big bowl and blend thoroughly with a hand blender. Add milkmaid and beat well to get fluffy mixture. Now add vanilla essence and beetroot puree and mix. Add the flour and mix slowly by cut and fold method. Mix very well, till the whole batter is uniform and fluffy. Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake tin. Tap the cake tin from the sides so that the batter sets evenly without any air bubbles inside. Now set the pan in pre-heated cooker and cover with lid, without the whistle. Set the flame high for 10 mins, then medium for another 10 mins, then low for the last 10 minutes. Check with a long knife in the centre. If the knife comes out clean, the cake is perfectly cooked, switch off the gas. Let the cake cool down to room temperature on a rack. Prepare another cake in a similar way. Preparation of strawberry compote: Boil one cup chopped strawberries in one cup of water and half cup of sugar for 10 minutes to get a thick strawberry red coloured compote. Keep aside to cool. For icing Beat the cream with sugar and vanilla essence in cold conditions til it becomes fluffy and peaks are formed. Finally cut the round cake into half and place the two halves on the 2 corners of the square cake. This will give heart shape to the cake. Cut the cakes into two parts horizontally. Spread strawberry compote generously on lower half of the cake and then spread the cream layer. Cover with the upper part of the cake. Do the icing/frosting with the knife or spatula evenly so that the cake is covered on all sides with cream. Decorate with strawberry slices and silver balls or anything of your choice which indicates purely love. Do the plating and serve to your loved ones with love
Recipe Notes Tips
You can also garnish the surface of the cake with red crumbled cake
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