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The ultimate Red Velvet Cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the cake

  • Preheat oven to 140* C (280* F) Fan. (Not any higher or else the red color will fade.)
  • In a mixer’s bowl, beat the butter and sugar for about 5 minutes using the whisk attachment, until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, until completely incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix with a spoon and add to the mixer.
  • In a small bowl, add the yogurt, vanilla extract, vinegar and food coloring. Mix together and add to the mixer.
  • Beat for 1-2 minutes until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Line a 30x40 cm baking pan with parchment paper and grease with butter.
  • Add the mixture, spread it in the pan and smooth the surface.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.

For the cream cheese frosting

  • Cut the butter into small pieces and add them to a mixer’s bowl along with the icing sugar and vanilla extract. Beat with the paddle attachment for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the cream cheese and beat again for 2-3 minutes, until completely incorporated.
  • When the butter dissolves completely and the frosting turns white, remove bowl from stand and refrigerate so it can remain thick and stiff.

For buttercream frosting

  • Cut the butter into small pieces and add them to a mixer’s bowl along with the icing sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Beat on high speed with the paddle attachment, until fluffy.
  • When ready, divide into two small bowls.
  • Add red food coloring to one bowl and mix until the color is evenly distributed and you have a red mixture.

To assemble​

  • Cut a sheet of parchment paper into 3 equal sized pieces and place them on a serving platter creating a triangle.
  • Place a plate on the one edge of the cake. (Ideally the cake should reach all the way to the center of the cake. It should be about 18 cm in diameter.)
  • Cut around the plate to create a round piece of cake.
  • Repeat the same process to create a second round piece of cake.
  • Τhe third piece of cake will be made out of 2 half pieces that will be put together to make a round piece.
  • You should now have 3 round pieces of cake to make 3 layers.
  • Place the first layer of cake on the serving platter.
  • Add some of the cream cheese frosting and spread it over the whole surface with a spatula.
  • Cover with the second layer of cake and repeat the same process.
  • Cover with the third layer of cake and spread the remaining cream cheese frosting over it.
  • Refrigerate for 4-5 hours so your ultimate velvet cake can chill and “stiffen”.
  • Using a spoon, add the white buttercream frosting and place it in 3 separate places at the base of the cake.
  • In the same manner, add the red buttercream frosting, placing it over the white buttercream frosting, in 3 places.
  • Use a spatula to spread all of the buttercream frosting all over the cake.
  • Sprinkle with the leftover pieces of cake.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
64 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
101 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
220 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
57 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
131 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
20 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
8 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
22 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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