How To Make Moist Red Velvet Cake?
Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F) and spray a deep 8 inch round cake with oil.
Add the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl, and using a whisk, blend the ingredients together.
Pour in the milk, eggs, butter, and a few drops of red coloring and beat on low speed for 60 minutes then increase speed to medium-high and beat until batter is creamy and smooth about 4-5 minutes.
Add more food coloring if needed to achieve a dark red batter color.
Transfer the batter into a round cake pan and slight tap on the counter to even out the batter on the surface.
Bake cake for approximately 40-45minutes. To check if the cake is ready, insert a toothpick, it should come out clean.
Remove cake from the oven and gently remove it from the pan and let it cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
In the meantime prepare the cream cheese frosting.
Add the cream cheese, icing sugar, butter, vanilla, and orange zest into a bowl and beat on high speed until frosting is fluffy and light.
Finish the cake, Place the cake onto a plate, and using a serrated knife, shave off the top and slice the cake into 3 discs.
Fill the bottom cake layer with cream cheese frosting then top with the second layer and repeat.
Add the top layer and the top and sides of the red velvet cake with the frosting. Crumble the shaved pieces of cake and add them to the center of the cake and the bottom sides.
Lastly added some finished piping decoration around the crumbled part of the cake as soon in the picture.
Serve and Enjoy!