Red Velvet Cake

This cake never fails to catch anyone’s attention. It is a sponge cake with a flavor of cocoa and smooth velvet texture. One thing that sets it apart from any other cake is the bright color which totally lifts your mood and you get a big smile on your face. Add the cream cheese frosting on it and this cake suddenly shifts to a much higher level.


  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 190 gms (1 and ½ cup)
  • Sugar – 200 gms (1 cup)
  • Cocoa Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Butter – 60 gms (1/4 cup) (unsalted and softened)
  • Vegatable/Canola Oil – 100 ml (½cup)
  • Buttermilk – 100 ml (½ cup)
  • Eggs – 2 number
  • Baking Soda – ½ tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
  • White Vinegar – 1 tsp
  • Red Food Color – As required


  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C and line the baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Sieve maida, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt for aeration. Set aside.
  3. Separate egg yolks and whites.
  4. Whisk egg whites till fluffy and stiff. Keep aside.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat together butter and sugar on a medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  6. Add oil, egg yolks, vinegar, and vanilla essence to the butter-sugar mixture and whisk until everything blends together.
  7. Add dry mixture and buttermilk alternatively to the mixture. Start with dry and end with dry.
  8. Add food color, as required.
  9. Add the egg whites to the mixture and fold on lightly.
  10. Pour the mixture in to the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes at 180°C.