Slice of Red Velvet Cake with Cream

A slice of Delicious Red Velvet Cake with Whipped Cream

Red Velvet cake

Delicious Red Velvet Cake

Egg-less Red Velvet Cake

This cake is beautiful to look at and so delicious. The great thing about it is that it is made without eggs. If you avoid eating eggs for any reason, this Red Velvet Cake is a welcome and delicious addition to your repertoire.

My sister, Maya, an excellent cook, kindly shared her recipe. I just reduced the amount of sugar and oil from her orginal recipe but the rest of the ingredients are all thanks to Maya.

Here is the recipe.


Dry Ingredients

  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp. baking powder
  3. 1 tsp. bicarbonate soda/baking soda
  4. 50 ml cocoa powder
  5. 1 tsp. salt
  6. 1 tsp. instant coffee powder
  7. ½tsp powdered red food color or 1 tablespoon liquid food color

Wet Ingredients

  1. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  2. 3/4 cup canola oil
  3. 1 cup butter milk
  4. 2 tsps. balsamic vinegar
  5. 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  6. ½ cup hot water, for black coffee, add last
  7. 2 teaspoons vanilla essence


  1. Sift all the dry ingredients and keep aside
  2. Pulse sugar and oil in food processor. To this add the vinegars and pulse
  3. Now add food color, essence and butter milk. Pulse
  4. Heat oven to 180°C. or 350°F
  5. Apply oil or a small amount of butter to two 9" round baking tins
  6. Heat ½ cup hot water, and blend with 1 tsp. instant coffee powder. Pulse
  7. Transfer wet ingredients from food processer into dry ingredients container
  8. Mix well, ensuring that the cocoa powder is well incorporated into mix
  9. Pour equal amount of mixture into prepared containers and place in oven
  10. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Test with a skewer or knife. If it comes clean it is baked
  11. Remove from oven. When cool, you may sandwich it with cream, jam, cream cheese frosting or fresh whipped cream and top it with any of your favorite toppings
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Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. 500 g icing sugar/powdered sugar
  2. 125 g butter
  3. 240 g cream cheese
  4. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  5. ½cup roughly crushed pecan nuts, (optional)


  1. Ensure that the cream cheese and butter are at room temperature
  2. Blend together thoroughly. Add the sifted icing sugar and mix
  3. Stir in vanilla essence. Spread on cake when cool. Decorate with roughly crushed pecan nuts, (optional) or fresh cherries or other fruit
A Fresh Slice of Red Velvet Cake without Cream

Cakes slices beautifully. Decorate any way you like, cream or cream cheese frosting or just sandwich with butter or jam

baked cakes, cooling

Cakes cooling, notice texture. One cake is bottoms up

baked cakes, just out of the oven

Cakes just out of oven. The right has the imprint of the knife I used to test if baking was done

mixture in pans ready for baking

Cake mix in baking pans ready for the oven

cake mixture

The ingredients take while to be thoroughly mixed. Take care to blend in the cocoa powder

wet and dry mix added

Wet and Dry Ingredients Combined

Wet ingredients in food processor and flour in dish

Wet Ingredients in food processor alongside dry ingredients

I did not add a topping to the Red Velvet Cake. I have included a recipe for cream cheese frosting if you wish to add this. The toppings you choose is what will make this cake unique to you. I have used round baking containers, but of course, you may choose the shape that you like.

You may use either the liquid or powdered forms of red food color, but the amounts that you use will differ. Use just ½ tsp. powdered red food color or 1 tablespoon of liquid food color.

For other recipes by Maya Singh, check out, Easy, Delicious Burfi and
Quick, Easy, Delicious Penda

If you would like to contribute a recipe,or have any questions/comments, email me, Nirmala, at email address
I will be happy to help in any way I can. The site will be regularly updated with tasty recipes and hints and tips. You will find my contact information at Contact

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