Pink Velvet Cake Recipes From Scratch

Pink Velvet Cake Recipes From Scratch

Is your little girl’s birthday fast approaching? Does she love pink? If so, I suggest pink velvet cake recipes from scratch. It is a moist and tender cake, not to mention its cake layers are delicate with a soft crumb. And it has a tasty vanilla flavoring.

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Pink Velvet Cake Recipes From Scratch In Different Sizes

Essentially, you can make this recipe in different-sized cakes. For that reason, you can double or half the ingredients to make a double or half batch. Bear in mind that the cake layers will flatten once cooled. So with that, if you want to make three layers, that would be a recipe and a half. On the other hand, make two recipes for four layers, especially if you want to make a taller cake. In addition to that, you can make four six-inched cake layers with one batch of cake batter.

Pink Velvet Cake Recipes From Scratch In Different Sizes

What You Will Need To Make A Pink Velvet Cake Recipes From Scratch

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour 
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 of salt
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • Pink liquid food coloring
  • 1/2 cup of butter 
  • 1½ cups + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2pcs eggs 
  •  1 tsp vanilla

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl 
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoon 
  • Whisk 
  • Rubber spatula 
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • 8″ round cake pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Wire rack

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Step By Step Instructions On How To Make A Pink Velvet Cake Recipes From Scratch

Step 1 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, grease and line the cake pan.

Step 2

Afterward, in a mixing bowl, whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Step 3

Next, prepare the bowl of your hand or stand mixer. After that, cream the butter at medium-high speed till it becomes smooth. Then, at low speed, gradually add the granulated sugar. Afterward, for approximately two minutes until fluffy, make sure to beat on medium-high speed. Do not forget to utilize a rubber spatula to scrape the bowl’s bottom to incorporate it thoroughly. After that, fold in the vanilla extract.

Step 4

Then, at low speed, carefully add the eggs one at a time. Afterward, beat them into the mixture. Next, at medium speed, alternately add in the dry and buttermilk in a sequence dry-wet-dry-wet-dry. After that, beat for two minutes till the mixture incorporates thoroughly. With this, try not to exceed above medium speed, or the mixture will over-mix.

Step 5

After that, scrape and fold in the mixture. Then, be sure to add a few drops of pink food coloring. Afterward, add a few drops more if you want to achieve a darker color. 

Step 6 

Then, bake the cake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about fifty minutes. You can also use a skewer to insert it into the cake’s middle. With that, it is okay if it comes out clean. Lastly, cool down on a wire rack for at least an hour before cutting and frosting.

Servings And Preparation Time For Pink Velvet Cake Recipes From Scratch

Servings And Preparation Time For Pink Velvet Cake Recipes From Scratch

 

Tips And Tricks For Pink Velvet Cake Recipes From Scratch

Use liquid pink food coloring instead of gel food coloring. The main reason is that it can easily mix with the milk and egg mixture without clumping. However, if gel food coloring is the only thing available at home, mix it with a teaspoon of warm water. Be sure to do this before putting it on the cake.

If buttermilk is unavailable, all you need to do is replace two percent of milk with vinegar or lemon. Because of that, for every cup of milk, add a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Allow it to settle until it curdles or for at least ten minutes.

Tips And Tricks For Pink Velvet Cake Recipes From Scratch

Moreover, you do not need to color the frosting; you can even leave it white. Additionally, it would be best to use room temperature unsalted butter for the cake. With that, make sure that the unsalted butter does not get too warm.

Also, make sure to put the pink velvet cake in the fridge. It is essential, especially if you covered the cake with cream cheese pink velvet buttercream. In addition to that, you can make the cake layers ahead of time and freeze them; doing this breaks the process up. So with that, make sure to wrap the cake layers with plastic wrap and, after that, tin foil. Because of this, it can last for up to a month before assembling and frosting the cake.

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Pink Velvet Cake Recipes From Scratch

Is your little girl’s birthday fast approaching? Does she love pink? If so, I suggest pink velvet cake recipes from scratch. It is a moist and tender cake, not to mention its cake layers are delicate with a soft crumb. And it has a tasty vanilla flavoring.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pink Velvet Cake Recipes From Scratch
Servings: 1 pan
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 of salt
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • Pink liquid food coloring
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • cups + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 pcs eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, grease and line the cake pan.
  • Afterward, in a mixing bowl, whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Next, prepare the bowl of your hand or stand mixer. After that, cream the butter at medium-high speed till it becomes smooth. Then, at low speed, gradually add the granulated sugar. Afterward, for approximately two minutes until fluffy, make sure to beat on medium-high speed. Do not forget to utilize a rubber spatula to scrape the bowl’s bottom to incorporate it thoroughly. After that, fold in the vanilla extract.
  • Then, at low speed, carefully add the eggs one at a time. Afterward, beat them into the mixture. Next, at medium speed, alternately add in the dry and buttermilk in a sequence dry-wet-dry-wet-dry. After that, beat for two minutes till the mixture incorporates thoroughly. With this, try not to exceed above medium speed, or the mixture will over-mix.
  • After that, scrape and fold in the mixture. Then, be sure to add a few drops of pink food coloring. Afterward, add a few drops more if you want to achieve a darker color.
  • Then, bake the cake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about fifty minutes. You can also use a skewer to insert it into the cake’s middle. With that, it is okay if it comes out clean. Lastly, cool down on a wire rack for at least an hour before cutting and frosting.

Notes

Use liquid pink food coloring instead of gel food coloring. The main reason is that it can easily mix with the milk and egg mixture without clumping. However, if gel food coloring is the only thing available at home, mix it with a teaspoon of warm water. Be sure to do this before putting it on the cake.
If buttermilk is unavailable, all you need to do is replace two percent of milk with vinegar or lemon. Because of that, for every cup of milk, add a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Allow it to settle until it curdles or for at least ten minutes.
Moreover, you do not need to color the frosting; you can even leave it white. Additionally, it would be best to use room temperature unsalted butter for the cake. With that, make sure that the unsalted butter does not get too warm.
Also, make sure to put the pink velvet cake in the fridge. It is essential, especially if you covered the cake with cream cheese pink velvet buttercream. In addition to that, you can make the cake layers ahead of time and freeze them; doing this breaks the process up. So with that, make sure to wrap the cake layers with plastic wrap and, after that, tin foil. Because of this, it can last for up to a month before assembling and frosting the cake.
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