Life can be a red velvet chocolate cake

I recently attended a workshop called ‘Alchemy’. The results of the workshop I can truly never put into words, but all I can say about it is that for the very first time I experienced ‘consciousness’ – a much elusive word which I find staring at me at the end of every experience, emotion and problem saying “I have always been here, it’s just that you can see me now.”

What I also learnt is that life is just a story we create for ourselves. Instead of being disillusioned by the fact that it’s just a story, why not play an active part in creating the story that you want to star in?

So if I want my days to be filled with red velvet chocolate cakes because that’s what I want my story to be – so be it! No guilt, no pressures and no stopping myself.

Prep time: 15 mins, improvised using the Martha Stewart recipe

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter the cake pan. Sprinkle with flour, and tap out the excess; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk cake flour, salt, and cocoa; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the sugar and oil, and beat on medium speed until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add food coloring and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Add flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
  3. In a small bowl, mix baking soda and vinegar until combined. Add to batter, and beat for 10 seconds. Evenly divide batter between the prepared pans.
  4. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool in the pans for 5 minutes. Remove from the pan.

For the butter cream frosting:

  • 5 tbsp soft unsalted butter
  • 1  1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • food color of choice

Beat the butter , add sugar gradually beating until incorporated. Add the other ingredients!


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2 thoughts on “Life can be a red velvet chocolate cake

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