Monday, September 29, 2014

Eggless Blue Velvet Cake

Eggless Blue Velvet Cake




I am taking my Bluey  beauty to Angie' Fiesta Friday Co hosted by Prudy and Naina

I was planning to make this amazing beauty from very long but wasn't getting good quality food colour to execute my dream.
When my birthday came around and I to.d hubby my desire to make this, he searched and searched and finally got me perfect food colour to make this.

This is an eggless version of blue velvet cake frosted with cream cheese frosting. It was my first attempt of cream cheese frosting and thankfully everything went well and the came came awesome, else it would been a disaster on my birthday as I strictly asked hubby not get get a cake for. Store..:D

Once the cake was completed, I was thinking and thinking and thinking of what to do special to decorate the cake then, this thought of making spider swirls came to my mind. And Voila!!!! See what I made...:)

Ingredients
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1/4 cup castor sugar
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup milk
- little more than 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
- good quality blue food colour ( I prefer using liquid one)

Process
1. Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees for min. 10 minutes
2. Take a bowl, add butter and sugar and beat them together till light and fluffy
3. Add condensed milk and beat till a homogeneous mix Is formed
4. Add vanilla and mix well.5. In a. Sewerage bowl, sieve together flour, baking soda, Baking powder and cocoa at least 2 times.
5. Once done add half of the milk to the butter and sugar mix and half of the flour mix and mix well.
6. Once done, add the food colour to the milk and stir well. You can add colour until a desired colour is achieved.
7. Now add remaining milk ( with colour) to the batter along with second bath of flour and mix everything well.
8. Once done, pour the batter in a greased and floured 7" baking pan.
9. Bake in pre heated oven for 35 + minutes or till the toothpick comes clean.
10. Once done, let the cake cool completely before you move forward to work on icing on the cake.

Ingredients for butter cream icing
- 3/4 pack of creamer cheese ( I used a pack that had 180 grams in complete pack)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1.5 tsp vanilla essence

Process
1. Take a bowl and softened butter and beat on medium speed for a minute.
2. Add 1/4 cup of icing sugar and beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes, after this process you will see peaks in the frosting
3. Now add another 1/2 cup icing sugar and now beat on high speed for another 2-3 minutes.
4. Add last bath of icing sugar along with vanilla and beat for another 1 minutes.
5. Now, add the cream cheese and on high speed beat the mix for 2 minutes.
6. Now, you frosting is ready to use, just freeze for 15 minutes before use.

Assembling of cake
Things needed
- sponge cake
- rotating table or a boy plate it on a medium sized bowl
- frosting
- sugar syrup ( 2 tbsp of ice cold water and 2 tbsp if icing sugar dissolved together)
- a plate
- a serrated long knife
- a flat knife or spatula
- a cake board

Process
1. Take the cake on a plate and slice into 3 using knife.
2. Know take one of the slices on rotating table and apply sugar syrup
3. Take a dollop of frosting and spread evenly with the help of spatula.
4. Place 2nd slice and repeat the process
5. Place 3rd slice and now do a crumb coat / rough coat to the cake. Here you need to roughly cover the entire cake with frosting using the spatula.
6. After the crumb coat freeze the cake for at least 20 minutes.
7. Now take generous amount of frosting and smoothen the cake from all the sides and top. 
8. Now, decorate as you desire.

Your smurfy blue beauty is ready...:) :)