Cakes are one such food item that is everybody’s favourite! They don’t receive any hate, just love. One such cake that has been the talk of the baking town is “Semi-Naked Cake”. These beautiful sponge cakes are layered with frosting and more frosting because it’s never enough!
Here’s how to bake a red velvet semi-naked cake:
All-purpose flour – 4 cups
Baking soda – 2 tsp
Baking powder – 2 tsp
Salt – 2 tsp
Unsweetened cocoa powder – 4 tbs
Sugar – 4 cups
Vegetable oil or canola – 2 cups
Eggs – 4
Buttermilk – 2 cup
Vanilla extract – 4 tsp
Red food colouring – 2-4 oz. (depends how deep you want the colour)
White distilled vinegar – 2 tsp
Prepared plain hot coffee – 1 cup
The first step is to preheat the oven to 160 degrees. After this, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt together. Leave this aside. Next, mix sugar and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food colouring until combined. Take coffee and white vinegar to stir. It’s now time to mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients just a little at a time. Once this is done, grease and flour two round 8-inch cake pans with butter. This batter is ready to be poured evenly in each pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Be sure not to over bake as the cake will continue to cook as it cools off. Your cake is ready to be decorated with frosting!
Frost the cake:
Slice the cake tops as they are equally levelled after which, cut each cake in half. Take white buttercream and pipe a ring around the edge of your bottom layer. Make sure to fill the centre! Add the second layer of cake on top and go along with the same technique. After frosting, refrigerate your cake for 15 minutes max. Add a thin layer of buttercream around the edges of the sponge cake, but seeing to that the sponge is a little peek through!
Your dessert is ready to be served and relished! Grab your spoons or don’t because there is no perfect way of eating a cake! This naked cake will definitely make you drool and lick your fingers till there is no sight of frosting on your hands!