Red Velvet Cake as per Donna Hay’s recipe with Strawberry butter cream and White frosting



Preparation Time- 10 min

Cooking time-  40 min


Butter- 1 cup

Castor sugar-1 ¼ cup

Vanila Essence- ½ tsp

Eggs- 3

Buttermilk- 1 cup

Flour- 2 cups

Baking powder- ½ tsp

Salt- ½ tsp

Cocoa powder- 1/3 cup

Red food color (I used powder)- ½ tbsp

Mint sugar syrup- 1 cup (Heat and bring to boil one cup sugar with one cup water and mint leaves. Once the sugar has dissolved and syrup has boiled remove from flame. Filter and use. This syrup can be kept refrigerated for further use also.)


Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla essence and then gradually add eggs while beating the mixture light and fluffy. Sift flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, color and mix gradually with the batter. Add buttermilk and mix well. Pour it in the greased tin and bake in preheated oven 160°C for 40 min.

Strawberry butter cream


Butter- ½ cup

Icing sugar- 1 cup

Strawberry pulp – 1/3 cup


Blend all the ingredients till the mixture is smooth, in case a bit runny, add more icing sugar.

White Frosting-


2 egg whites

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup water

½ tsp vanilla essence

Pinch of salt


In a saucepan add sugar, water, salt and vanilla essence. Let the sugar dissolve and then bring it to boil for 2 minutes. Meanwhile whip the egg whites to soft peaks and gradually add sugar syrup till the mixture thickens.

As I had a bit runny icing I thickened it a bit by adding icing sugar.



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6 thoughts on “Red Velvet Cake as per Donna Hay’s recipe with Strawberry butter cream and White frosting

  1. Garden Walk Garden Talk March 8, 2014 at 1:18 am Reply

    Wow, that looks decadent.


  2. sandradan1 March 22, 2014 at 12:52 pm Reply

    This is an amazing colour-fest! I want to eat a piece of that today, as it is Saturday and every Saturday is cake day. Thx for finding and following my blog. 🙂 SD


  3. nuwansenfilmsen March 23, 2014 at 5:44 am Reply

    Looks yummy.


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