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Sponge Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese and Mascarpone Cheese Frosting

This was the first Red Velvet Cake I ever made.  I usually use fondant or fresh cream to decorate my cakes, but this time I decided to use something different. 

I used two different kind of cheeses, plus fresh cream of course!  Cream cheese and Mascarpone cheese are a very nice choice when frosting cakes, so this recipe had a combination of both.

Since I am still on a diet I did not taste the cake, but as I was told it was very good, especially the frosting!
Below you can find the recipe I used.  

Sponge Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese and Mascarpone Cheese Frosting

180gr caster sugar
5 medium eggs (room temperature)
1 tablespoon red food color
120gr all purpose flour
10gr unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder

100ml water
100gr sugar
1 tablespoon black Cuban rum

250gr cream cheese (room temperature)
200gr mascarpone cheese (room temperature)
150gr icing sugar (sifted)
1 teaspoon strawberry extract
500gr fresh cream

Preparation Method
1) Preheat oven to 170ºC.
2) In an electric mixer beat sugar, eggs and food color, at medium speed, for 8 minutes.
3) Sift together flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
4) Add flour to the egg mixture, stirring gently until well combined.
5) Pour mixture into two 20cm round pans and bake for 20 minutes. Let them cool completely, on a wire rack.
6) Cut each cake horizontally.

1) In a small pan boil, for 2 minutes, water and sugar.
2) Remove from heat, add rum and let cool completely.
3) With a spoon, pour syrup onto each cake layer before you frost it.

1) In an electric mixer beat cream cheese for two minutes.
2) Add mascarpone cheese, icing sugar and extract, and continue beating for another 5 minutes.
3) Finally add fresh cream.  Beat mixture for 2 to 3 minutes.
4) Use frosting in between cake layers and for the final frosting decoration.  


  1. WOWWWW What a GORGEOUS cake !!
    Efty - as long as you're on a diet you can always call me - I'd be very(!) happy to taste your cakes

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous!!! I love your beautiful floral topping! And way to go with your willpower!

  3. I am new around your blog and I "LOVE" it :D
    I am your happy new follower XD
    Thanks for sharing..

  4. OMG ... Can't believe you didn't even take one bite :-(

  5. mmm looks great!

  6. Ooh, mascarpone frosting... sounds amazing!

  7. That is one gorgeous looking red velvet cake....I love the perfect red color of the cake:)

  8. So impressive and beautiful.

  9. Very bold and beautiful red color. This would definitely be the first dessert seen on a serving table. Quite attractive!

  10. This cake is absolutely beautiful and I love the 2 cheese frosting!

  11. Wow you got a gorgeous red colour for both the sponge and the frosting. Many times red velvet cakes look more brown than red.

  12. It looks so perfect and delicious.
    Sandra Garcia

  13. Favorite type of cake, looks amazing. -Shumaira Yasmin

  14. This looks so great.


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