Hello everyone, I made this beautiful Gluten and Dairy Free Red Velvet Cake last week for my parents. It was a thank you for them taking me to my latest hospital tests and rather selfishly something nice for me to eat when I got out! I don’t like to add too much red colouring as I still like it to look natural. You can also add more in if you want a more vibrant colour.

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red velvet cake

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 10
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the cake:

For the frosting:


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Greas and line two 8" round cake tins
  3. Stir together the lemon juice and dairy free milk and set aside
  4. Cream together the dairy free spread and caster sugar until light and fluffy
  5. Beat in the eggs one at a time
  6. Stir in the red food gel, cocoa powder and gluten free self raising flour
  7. Mix in the milk mixture
  8. Divide between the two cake tins and bake for 35 minutes
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely
  10. Make the frosting by whisk together the dairy free cream cheese, dairy free spread, vanilla extract and icing sugar until light and fluffy
  11. Use half the frosting to sandwich together the cakes and the rest for the top
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