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Today is Mr Gโ€™s birthday, I cannot believe he is one year away from a free bus …

Today is Mr Gโ€™s birthday, I cannot believe he is one year away from a free bus pass – when did we get that old?!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

In celebration for today, I made this red velvet cake. This is now my third attempt at making this cake which we had for the first time in Cyprus last year. I think I have now cracked the quantities and timings ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ

๐ŸŽ‚ Ingredients:

240 ml vegetable oil
250 gm plain flour, sifted
30 gm cocoa powder, sifted
300 ml soured cream
2 eggs plus a yolk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
300 gms caster sugar
3/4 tsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tube red food colouring
Handful of chocolate sprinkles

๐ŸŽ‚ For the icing:

350 gms cream cheese
85 gms unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
340gms icing sugar
Pinch of salt

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Taste as you go along.

๐ŸŽ‚ Method:

Grease and line two cake tins

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, bicarbonate of soda and set to one side

In a larger bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, vanilla extract, soured cream, eggs and egg yolk, white wine vinegar and food colouring gel

Slowly add in the flour combo and whisk together scraping down the sides as you go along. Make sure that your batter is smooth.

Divide between the two tins, and make for 30 minutes on 180 rotating at the half-way point.

Remove and leave to cool before you decorate. To get the excess cake to flake on top, just slice a bit off each cake to level them up, and then crumble before you decorate. A few chocolate sprinkles on top, finishes the job! Very tasty! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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  1. Wow!!! That looks fabulous!! And happy birthday to Mr G!! (Heโ€™s a lucky bugger!! ๐Ÿ˜‚)

  2. How very delicious! Looks beautiful – happy birthday to your Mr ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

  3. Looks scrumptious! Lovely red colour too! When I made one I couldn’t get the colour right ๐Ÿ˜•

  4. Happy Birthday Mr Gardner! His cake looks scrumptious ๐Ÿ˜ enjoy the special day xx

  5. Looks fabulous ๐Ÿ˜ And happy birthday to Mr G ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‚

  6. @workingmumskitchen a free bus pass ( or almost ๐Ÿ˜‚) and this gorgeous cake? Lucky Mr ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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