Cakes are supremely delicious and luxurious delicacies that should be savored in every possible form. Despite of the calorie consciousness of people, cakes still rein our culinary lives. If you too enjoy baking then the black velvet cake is surely your thing. It looks gorgeous and combines the smoothness of expensive velvet with the sinful flavor of dark cocoa. Making this cake for one of your dinner parties will definitely raise your position in the eyes of your guests. You should try making this cake at home because otherwise you will not be able to enhance your baking skills. There is another variety of this type of cakes named the Red Velvet. But most gourmet bakers complain though the red velvet looks gorgeous it gets dry and getting the mixture right is tough. The beauty of the Black Velvet is its smooth, moist texture that melts in your mouth. While making this cake you have to be very cautious as to not make the mixture too tight or too loose. Both can ruin the taste of your cake. Measure each ingredient with care and follow every step carefully for making delicious Black Velvet Cake for your family.
Ingredients you will need
- The Basic ingredients that you will need are- all purpose flour 2 cups, 2 and a quarter cups full of white sugar, 1 cup of bitter cocoa powder, 2 teaspoon full of baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 eggs, 1 cup of cold espresso, 1 cup fresh buttermilk and ½ cup vegetable oil.
- For the dark chocolate frosting you will need some more ingredients like ½ a cup unsalted, melted butter, 6 cups full of sugar dust or powdered sugar, vanilla extract and 2/3 cups of milk.
Procedure of making Black Velvet Cake
You have to get the oven pre-heated at 350 Fahrenheit and spray the non-stick cooking spray on 9 inch round pans. Keep the round pan aside and ready for use. Make sure all the ingredients are near you. Take a big bowl and mix the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together. Put the cocoa and sugar in the mix and whisk it properly. Make a little place in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquids like espresso, milk, oil and eggs. The next thing to do is whisk the whole mixture till it is smooth. Put the mixture into the already prepared pan. For Bundt pans you will need to bake for 35 to 40 minutes and for the round pans 25 minutes are sufficient. Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, milk, cocoa in a separate bowl. Cool the cake and then garnish it with the mixture made later.