Red Velvet Cake with a Twist

Nuvita Biscuits

This red velvet cake has a slight twist while making. Recipe courtesy of Peggy ‘Mabbz’ Machio.


  • 250ml / 8 fl oz Vegetable Oil
  • 250g / 9 0z Caster Sugar
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Red Food Colouring (OR you can use beetroot powder or omit)
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract (OR Seeds from 1 vanilla pod (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 250g / 9 oz Plain Flour
  • 25g / 1 oz cocoa
  • 1 Heap Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 200g / 7 oz natural yoghurt


  • 200g / 7 oz pack cream cheese
  • 150 / 50 oz butter, softened
  • 450g / 1lb icing sugar
  • Candy canes for decoration
  • Round cake tins and greaseproof paper


1) Preheat oven to mark 4 (180°C)

2) Beat together oil and sugar then gradually beat in eggs, 1 at a time (will thicken), followed by vanilla extract, food colouring then lemon juice.

3) In another bowl, stir in the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda together then beat half into oil mixture. Once fully mixed, beat in half yoghurt then repeat with remaining floor mixture and yoghurt.

4) Pour mixture into prepared cake tins, place in on middle shelf of the oven for 25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and pour out.

5) Icing – beat cream cheese and butter teal light and fluffy, then mix icing sugar and vanilla extract (optional)

The Twist: My own addition is to beat in a half a cup of cream cheese at step 2. And do not take the 20 minutes literally. I pre-heat the oven to mark 7 and leave for about 35 min and put about 1 and half cups of flour.

Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Blake on Feb 5, 2013

    Hey all, staying in Seattle tonight(Tuesday August 5) on First Avenue. What should we do tonight that’s within walking distance?

  2. posted by Jamal on Feb 5, 2013

    So i stared listening to rock a couple of months ago and i fell in LOVE! i just enjoy the rhythm more than R&B or hip hop but idk that many bands so could u guys tell me what bands you love listening to. i listen to bands like three days grace, new politics, the maine, green day, and more.

  3. posted by andresumoza on Feb 5, 2013

    I know alot of people make a red velvet cake, but it is not the same. My grandmother used to make them for special occasions.

  4. posted by Marlon P on Feb 12, 2013

    Okay, well I’m trying to find some new GOOD bands. I’m more on the punk rock/acoustic side but I do like a lot of others genras (idk if I spelled that right?). My favorite bands are like: Paramore, The Academy Is…, All Time Low, A Rocket To The Moon, Jimmy Eat World, Metro Station, Panic! At The Disco, The Scene Aesthetic, We The Kings, etc.. You get the point. What else are some good bands you think I might like? It doesn’t matter, whatever comes to mind :) thankks.

  5. posted by nick s on Feb 17, 2013

    i need it asap for school. &also, I LOVE RED VELVET and i just want to make a twist for it.
    thank you (:

  6. posted by altair on Mar 18, 2013

    Like Red Velvet Cake, pavlova or Black Forest Gateau. :)
    Thank you. 😀
    Also, what drinks do they taste good with?

  7. posted by Alex on Mar 21, 2013

    It’s my friends birthday and I want to make her cupcakes with a bit of a twist.
    I can’t really find recipes online so does anyone have any ideas of what I can mix into the mixture? Or when I should?
    Also, what colour would the cake be if I didn’t put in the colouring? I was thinking of maybe adapting the recipe (regarding the flavour and so on..say, if it cocoa in it I would possibly put whisky or baileys), anyone have any ideas?

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