Want to make your own Dalek cake? It’s red velvet!
Recipe for Red Velvet Dalek cake
- 3 tbsp boiling water
- 1 1/2 tbsp red gel colouring
- 60g cocoa powder
- 375ml buttermilk
- 525g plain flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 335g unsalted butter, room temperature
- 525g caster sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 medium eggs, lightly beaten
Preheat the oven to 160°C / 140°C fan / Gas mark 3 and grease the Dalek mould really well (spray grease is best for this).
Mix the water and colouring in a small bowl. Add the cocoa and buttermilk and mix until smooth. Put to one side. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Put to one side.
In a large bowl, beat the butter using an electric mixer until light and creamy (should take around 3 minutes). Add the sugar and vanilla extract, and beat for another 5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until fully combined before adding another.
With the mixer on a low speed, tip one-third of the flour mixture into the butter and sugar, followed by one-third of the cocoa and buttermilk mixture. Alternate between them until all the ingredients have been incorporated together. Pour into the mould.
Place mould onto a baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for around 1 hour and 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool in the mould for 30 minutes before very carefully turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Yes, you’re supposed to have a special cake mould for this, but I’m sure you could use the above recipe and cut out the shape, then decorate. It wouldn’t be quite as pretty, but you never know. If you happen to make this, you should send me a picture to post!