Red Velvet Cake – With A Twist

I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t done any baking for ages. In fact, thinking about it, I haven’t actually made any cupcakes for well over 12 months. When we moved into our flat last October the oven was not left in the best state and we may or may not have been a tad bit useless at fixing it. We did try a few times, but managed to set it on fire during the process!

Don’t get me wrong, we have been eating, but we’ve been using a combination microwave to cook in all this time… I can’t actually believe we’ve been using it for so long! We have easily cooked roasts and all sorts of other meals in it – Just not cakes.

Anyway, it is now in satisfactory working order (just in time for us to move out), so I thought I’d get back into a spot of baking before we buy a house with no working kitchen!

This Harry Eastwood red velvet cake recipe was as easy to make as any other and tastes just as enjoyable, even though it contains beetroot and not an ounce of butter.  I think if I were to make it again I’d replace the Nutella with my own chocolate frosting, as it seems a tad too nutty for my personal taste, but other than that it goes down a treat. Definitely worth the effort, especially if you are wheat intolerant as it contains rice flour.

Note that my icing does not look as fluffy as it should… Someone (me) used the whole egg rather than just the white for the icing – Big OOPS, but I was too tired to make it all again!

Click below images to enlarge & print if you wish to make this delicious cake – Or Buy a copy of  Harry Eastwood‘s Red Velvet Chocolate Heartache for more lovely ‘feel-good natural cake’ recipes.

Snow Meringue Icing

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5 Responses

  1. Sian September 20, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    I made a red velvet cake on Friday for my fiance’s birthday, I used the Hummingbird Bakery recipe xx

    • seebyzoe September 20, 2012 / 6:45 pm

      I love the Hummingbird book, but sometimes have to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipes. Might have to dig it out again :)

  2. Yvonne Mannix Duffield September 20, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    Looks amazing! I don’t know if I’ll be able to get some of the ingredients here. It’s even quite difficult to find caster sugar!

  3. steph September 21, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    What a splendid cake. I love red velvets always ‘cos they’re so pretty but the taste is only awesome when they’re colored classically with beets and cocoa. Yum!

  4. glamorous glutton September 22, 2012 / 11:17 pm

    Your cake looks wonderful. I can’t imagine living without an oven for any length of time. We have a combo microwave too but I need my double oven! GG

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