Having a wonderful and loving husband how can one be without treating him on that special day. Although we love and cherish each others love all through the year, some special days like our wedding day and valentine’s day remaining a special day for celebrating our love and togetherness. This year my husband surprised me by getting me a pretty piece of antique jewellery, so how could i not make his day special!!! I got him a t.shirt from his favourite brand and made him a lovely heart shaped red velvet cake. I decorated it with fondant and some heart. My elder daughter was very excited about his surprise gift. She helped me with the dress selection and gave me ideas for decorating the cake. Although her ideas were too kiddish i followed it so that she could go about telling her father how great her ideas were. She was full of happiness and excitement and that made my our day.
Lets get started with the cake.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2tbsp rasberry red food coloring
Preheat the oven to 180°C
In a food processor beat in the eggs, sugar, oil, buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, food coloring.
In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
Mix it to the wet ingredients just until combined.
Fill two 8′ heart shaped cake pans and bake it for 25 – 30mins and until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Cool the cakes in a wire rack
For white chocolate buttercream frosting:
2 cups butter
2 cups white chocolate chips
In a medium saucepan combine butter and white chocolate chips.
Melt together over low heat, stirring. The butter and white chocolate will separate.
When everything is melted remove from heat, add in the vanilla and allow to sit for about 15 mins. Refrigerate until the mixture becomes solid for about 3 hours.
When you’re ready to prepare the frosting, remove from fridge and let it sit out at room temperature for 30 mins
Beat with hand mixer or a stand mixer for 2-3 minutes until frosting becomes light and fluffy.
U can add powder sugar and milk to adjust the consistency.
1/4 cup sugar
Boil the two in a heavy bottom saucepan until the sugar dissolves and let it cool.
Assembling the cake
Chill the cake in a refrigerator for about 2 hrs.
Brush the cake with sugar syrup to moisten and spread the frosting in the centre and sides
Roll the fondant and decorate it to your choice.
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