How to make it

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C
  • Prepare two cake tins (20cm)
  • Cake
  • Cream the butter and the sugar until light and creamy
  • Add the eggs one by one, mix well after each
  • Mix the cocoa, boiling water and food colouring to form a thick paste
  • Add this to the butter mixture and blend
  • Sift flour and salt together - keep seperate
  • Mix buttermilk and vanilla essence - keep seperate
  • Now add the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture alternately, untill blended well
  • Lastly mix the baking soda and the vinegar and add to the cake mixture.
  • Divide the mixture into the two baking tins
  • Bake for 30 minutes (or until cake tester comes out clean)
  • Frosting
  • Add a little of the milk to the flour and mix to a smooth paste
  • Add the sugar to the rest of the milk and bring to boil, stirring frequently
  • Cream the butter until light and soft
  • Add the vanilla essence to the butter cream and blend well
  • Add the milk mixture to the Butter mix and beat untill it has a light and fluffy texture. (like whipped cream)
  • Let cake and frosting cool down
  • Spread some of the frosting on the first layer, add the second layer and 'frost' the cake right round.
  • Sprinkle with Chocolate Vermicilli (or I sometimes crumble Cadburys Flake over the top)

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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    This is almost like mine that I got from New Orleans an my Aunt... Even the frosting. I posted the frosting on here.. We use it on all types of cake.. Recipe is an old one.. It was called "Icing" back then...

    Great post.. High 5
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  • choclytcandy 9 years ago
    I love RVC. I have a very similar recipe and the key is vinegar and mixing well after each ingredient.
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow annie that sounds incredible i love it ..the twist is yummy thanks * 5 *
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