Today my little girl turns 10 years and to mark this special day she suggested having a Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. I was a bit surprised by the cake request which was so very different from her earlier birthdays. May be its a sign of her growing bigger and her tastes changing as a result. I wanted it to be a bit different from the traditional Red velvet So I layered one of the inner layers with cherry preserve and covered the entire cake with cream cheese frosting.
Source:Joy of baking
For the cake-I used this same recipe
For the Frosting
1 - 8 ounce cream cheese, room temperature
1 - 8 ounce tub of Mascarpone cheese,or another pack of cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
1 1/2cups cold heavy whipping cream
Beat the cream cheese and mascarpone cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla and confectioners sugar and beat until smooth. Gradually add the heavy cream and whip until the frosting is thick enough to spread. Add more sugar or cream as needed to get the right consistency.
Assemble: Once the cake cools down cut off the domed portion of the cake using a serrated knife, . Place one of the cake, onto your serving platter. Spread the cake layer with a layer of frosting.Spread the lightly diluted cherry preserve on top of the frosting. Place another layer of frosting on top of this. Place the other cake on top of the frosting. Frost the top and sides of the cake. And finally pipe your design of choice on the cake.