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Raspberry red velvet cake

Ingredients (Serves 10-12):

160g (5¾oz) unsalted butter, softened

280g (10oz) caster sugar

3 large eggs

280g (10oz) self-raising flour

75g (2¾oz) cocoa powder

125ml (4fl oz) buttermilk

1tsp white wine vinegar

¼tsp red gel food coloring

75g (2¾oz) raspberries, puréed and sieved

75g (2¾oz) full-fat cream cheese

Raspberry red velvet cake

Raspberry red velvet cake

For the frosting:

100g (3½oz) butter, softened

200g (7oz) icing sugar

50g (1¾oz) full-fat cream cheese

150g (5½oz) raspberries


Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/ gas 4 and grease 2 x 20cm (8in) sandwich tins, then line them with baking parchment. In the bowl of a freestanding mixer, or using an electric hand-held mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into a separate bowl, add half to the cake batter and gently fold in using a large metal spoon or rubber spatula. Mix together the buttermilk, vinegar, food coloring, raspberry purée and cream cheese.

Add half of this mixture to the batter and gently fold in. Repeat the process with the remaining dry and wet ingredients until combined. Divide the batter between the prepared sandwich tins and level with a palette knife. Cook on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle. Leave Raspberry red velvet cake the cakes to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before carefully turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting, cream together the butter and icing sugar in a freestanding mixer or with a hand-held electric whisk, until light and fluffy. Beat in the cream cheese until the mix is smooth and creamy. Spread half the frosting on the first cake, then sprinkle with the raspberries and top with the remaining cake. Spread over the rest of the frosting and smooth with a palette knife. Decorate with shavings of red velvet sponge cake or chocolate, if liked.


These red, white and blue cupcakes are perfect for your 4th of July celebration with friends and family.

Red velvet cupcakes are layered with blue ice cream and frozen whipped cream topping – a festive way to turn cake and ice cream into a hand-held dessert.


  • 1 package red velvet cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 quart blue moon ice cream, softened
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 cups marshmallow crème
  • Red, white and blue sprinkles
  • Blue colored sugar
    Fourth of July patriotic ice cream cupcakes

    Fourth of July patriotic ice cream cupcakes


  • Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions for cupcakes.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full. Bake at 350° for 11-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Working quickly, spread ice cream over cupcakes. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream and marshmallow crème; beat until stiff peaks form. Pipe over cupcakes; decorate with sprinkles and colored sugar. Freeze for 4 hours or until firm. 

Yield: 3 dozen.

As a substitute for blue moon ice cream, tint softened vanilla ice cream with blue food coloring.

Nutritional Facts: 1 cupcake equals 202 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 137 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.