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Red Velvet Cake for a special day

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"Marriage is like fine wine. As it ages, it gets better." - Unknown.

5 years back, I said "I do". 5 years back this day, I vowed to make this relationship the most beautiful ever. I became a bride and a wife.

Half a decade later, its still as alive as yesterday. And as we take this journey together, the emotions become more cemented, more meaningful. Yes last week, we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Nothing grand, nothing loud. But a well spent day of just 3 of us. And a cake. A red velvet cake as a mark of love.

For long, I had been thinking of baking a red velvet cake. But since I have never tasted one, I always wondered how different it would be be from a vanilla cake with some added color. And to be honest, the inclusion of more than a bottle of red color in a bottle has never been my idea of food fun. Yet I waited for the right moment to make one.

And what better occasion would be than an anniversary to pour your heart out (literally). Thankfully I also chanced upon this recipe at Sprinklebakes, which had a very bright red color with just 1 1/2 tbsp of color. Now I didn't mind included that much for a special color. So this is what I made with mascarpone cream frosting.

The only change I made was to increase the cocoa powder to 1 1/2 tbsp and to use white vinegar instead of cider vinegar, since that's what I had. But I guess cider vinegar would be better with its light fruity flavour. The cake was bright, light and fluffy and very delicious, with a little undertone of chocolate flavour. Yes I loved eating the crumbs while decorating the cake.

Though the cake was just great, I was not too happy with the mascarpone cream frosting as its right companion. So next time, when I bake another batch, I will try with the buttercream frosting and will share the result. Till then enjoy the cake and have fun decorating it, as I had.

I just knew that the lovely red color of the cake should be a surprise under a white frosting. But I also liked to play a bit of a teaser by sprinkling some of the crumbs on the topping, as a hint of what lies underneath, along with silver sprinkles and chocolate shards. What do you think of it? Hope you guys like it as well!

For the red velvet cake recipe, refer here and for chocolate shard tutorial, check it here.

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22 comments: Leave Your Comments

  1. RadhikaFebruary 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Congrats Anamika. A lovely bake for a memorable day. Lovely clicks. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  2. Sharmilee! :)February 2, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Hey congrats and many more happy returns of the day....The cake looks awesome! And know what we share the same anniv date :) its 6 yrs for us :))

  3. SarahFebruary 2, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    happy anniversary to the both of you :) lovely cake!

  4. Hamaree RasoiFebruary 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Congrats And best wishes to both of you....Cake looks gorgeous for the event

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  5. PriyaFebruary 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Congrats and wishing many more beautiful years of togetherness and happiness to both of you..Cake looks gorgeous and incredible.

  6. schmetterlingwordsFebruary 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Cake looks gorgeous. Congrats for your special day :)

  7. VardhiniFebruary 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Happy Anniversary Anamika. Perfectly done cake. The silver sprinkles are pretty. I had the red velvet cake in mind initially for my son's birthday because the color seemed to attract me, but then he wanted a marble cake :).

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  8. AarthiFebruary 2, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Wow..You have made it perfectly..Totally YUMMY...Love it..Bookmarked..


  9. KaviFebruary 2, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Happy Anniversary Anamika! :) Beautiful Cake!

  10. notyet100February 2, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Cake looks perfect for the occasion,....congrats,,,:)

  11. SravsFebruary 2, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Congrats dear !! cake looks awesome prefectly done

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  12. Taste JunctionFebruary 2, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Thanks all of you for your sweet wishes!!

  13. sangee vijayFebruary 2, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Happy Anniversary Anamika! Cake looks so perfect and very beautiful clicks...

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  14. RasiFebruary 3, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    wish u guys a very happy belated anniversary...the cake is super perfect :)

  15. vanita iyerFebruary 3, 2012 at 3:59 AM

    congratulations anamika..Lovely cake:)

  16. Vimitha AnandFebruary 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Belated wishes to you. The cake looks so gorgeous and perfect

  17. SinFoodieFebruary 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Congratulations Anamika!!Lots of happiness to both of you!! Beautiful Cake:)

  18. RamyaFebruary 3, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Happy Anniversary:-) That cake looks stunning perfect way to celebrate the lovely day!

  19. Deeps @ Naughty CurryFebruary 4, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    happy anniversary (belated)! such a wonderful post with beautiful words.. and what a fitting cake to celebrate 5 yrs of togetherness! i love the red crumbs u have sprinkled on top, it makes it so vibrant & colourful

  20. Teena MaryFebruary 8, 2012 at 1:53 AM

    Happy Anniversary!! What a gorgeous cake!! First time on your blog & i'm totally loving it :) Really glad to follow you :)
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  21. [email protected]February 16, 2012 at 4:47 AM

    happy anniversary...that cake is perfect for the occasion.

  22. ReshMarch 6, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    oh wow...first time ur pics and of coz, ur delicious looking cake ;)

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