Red Velvet Cake with Pecan Icing

Red Velvet Cake with Pecan Icing


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This is a great cake for special occasions such as Christmas or Valentine's Day because of its deep red colour.


Serves: 12 

  • Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) white sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g red food colouring
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 2 1/2 cups (310g) self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • Pecan Icing
  • 225g cream cheese, softened
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 4 cups (480g) icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped pecans

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour three 20cm round cake tins.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, oil and eggs. Add food colouring and vinegar to buttermilk. Add bicarb soda to flour.
  3. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixtures alternately to the sugar mixture. Mix well. Stir the vanilla into the batter.
  4. Pour batter into prepared cake tins. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done. Remove from oven, and cool on wire racks.
  5. Pecan Icing: Mix together cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and vanilla. Stir in the pecans.
  6. To Assemble: Stack the cake layers with the pecan icing as a filling between, use remaining pecan icing to coat the whole cake.

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