Here's how to bake red velvet cake in a biryani vessel

Here's how to bake red velvet cake in a biryani vessel

Regina Shareef has always loved to make people happy by serving delicious food. She didn't have to think twice to venture into food business when she decided to turn into an entrepreneur. She bakes delicious cakes and homemade chocolates which earns her a decent income of at least Rs 20,000 per month. The small scale business had suffered losses in the beginning. However, Regina is being supported by the Kudumbashree from 2015 onwards. She became a member of the Kudumbasree mission that year and in 2016 Regina registered her venture as ‘Chocofun homemade chocolates and cakes’. The delicious red velvet cake baked to perfection in a biryani vessel is one of Regina’s ‘sweet’ specialities. Here is the recipe.


260 gms (2 cups) all purpose flour

325 gms (2 cups) powdered sugar

½ tsp baking soda

A pinch of salt

1 tsp coco powder

3 eggs

125 gms butter

1 ½ tsp red food colour

100 ml yogurt

½ tsp vinegar

1 tsp vanilla essence

Biryani vessel of 2 litres

Pan of 8 inches

For cream cheese frosting

500 gms cream cheese

300 gms whipping cream

156 gms icing sugar


Mix the all purpose flour, coco powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.

Mix butter and powdered sugar in another bowl. Add eggs into it.

Add vinegar, vanilla essence, yogurt and red food colour and mix well.

Into it add the all purpose flour mixture.

Fold everything well together and pour the cake batter into a cake tin.

Heat the biryani vessel and spread some salt in it.

When the salt heats up, place a stand.

Place the cake tin on the stand and bake for 30 minutes with the lid on.

Insert a tooth pick into the cake to check whether it is cooked well. If the tooth pick comes back clean then the cake is cooked.

When the cake is cooled down, cut it in three layers.

Prepare the cream cheese frosting by mixing cream cheese, heavy whipping cream and icing sugar.

Spread the cream cheese frosting on the first layer and place the second layer on top of it.

Repeat the layers and top it off with more cream cheese frosting. Decorate the cake by sprinkling the cake bits over it.