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No Bake Red Velvet Cake Using Pancake Mix with Yogurt Frosting

no-bake-red-velvet-cake-using-pancake-mixSeptember had not been a very good month for me in terms of productivity. I was not able to achieve many of my targets; like for example releasing this very article =|. Nonetheless, I am just so happy that I am now able to share this easy, simple and affordable recipe. This No Bake Red Velvet Cake Using Pancake Mix with Yogurt Frosting (whew! what a long name! =p) is over two months in the making so I have high hopes that you’ll find this real easy to make at home and enjoy it very much. I have published the accompanying video last week on my YouTube Channel (check out below), which at this very moment already has 210 subscribers! YEY! Thank you so much everyone for signing up but if you haven’t yet, please do SUBSCRIBE (it takes just a click) ^_^. Also, please let me know what recipe or feature videos you’d all love for me to do. Leave a comment below or over at my channel.


no-bake-red-velvet-cake-using-pancake-mixMoreover, do shoot me a message if you have questions about my recipes. I would love to be of help so you can successfully re-create them at your own homes. Also let me know if you have suggestions or ideas on how to make the recipes easier and more affordable. I am always on the look out for techniques and substitutions to achieve just that so more people, especially Filipino homemakers can pursue baking or in this case no bake ‘baking’. 

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no-bake-red-velvet-cake-using-pancake-mixAt this point, I would like to talk about the Yogurt Frosting. It is delicious and it works just as well as Cream Cheese Frosting with Red Velvet Cake so I say it is the the perfect substitute for it. Cream Cheese Frosting should be trembling right now for I think it has found its match, hehe =p. A more affordable and an easier to find match! Cream Cheese is quite expensive to buy retail in groceries but to be fair; if you’re looking into using a lot, you can get it significantly cheaper in bulk (at least 48 oz) in Baking Supplies Stores and bigger groceries. As for the red velvet cake itself, it passed the discriminating taste buds of my family and friends so I am quite confident that you, your family and friends will enjoy it as well. You might be thinking that my family and friends are not the best people to get feedback from because they would just thumbs up all that I create; but honestly, they are really quite scrutinizing, especially my younger sister and mother O_O.no-bake-red-velvet-cake-using-pancake-mixSo as I have said, this is such an easy, simple and affordable recipe, which you can do at home for an awesome dessert this weekend. You can even double the recipe and make it into a two-layered cake for a birthday or any party. However, if you prefer the classic recipe or you’re up for a little challenge, you can check out my Dense and Moist Red Velvet Cake recipe. Actually, that red velvet cake recipe is far from difficult to make. It’s just that compared to this No Bake Red Velvet Cake recipe, that you basically just dump all ingredients for the cake in a blender and mix, the classic recipe suddenly seemed hard to do, haha!

Dense and Moist Red Velvet Cake: An Epiphany

Now, if you want to get to know more about this beloved flavor, check out its history below:

History of the Red Velvet

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No Bake Red Velvet Cake using Pancake Mix with Yogurt Frosting
An easy, simple and affordable Red Velvet Cake recipe so you can make and enjoy it anytime with your loved ones
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For the Cake
  1. 3/4 cup (188 ml) Fresh Milk
  2. 1 large Egg + 1 large Yolk
  3. 1/2 cup (125 ml) Cooking Coconut Oil or any other Vegetable Oil
  4. 1 tbsp (15 ml) Vanilla Flavor
  5. 2 tsps (10 ml) White Vinegar
  6. 2 tbsps (30 ml) Red Liquid Color
  7. 1 tbsp (8 g) Alkalized Cocoa Powder
  8. 1 pack (250 g) of Pancake Mix
For the Frosting
  1. 1 cup (250 g) Plain Creamy Yogurt
  2. 1/4 cup (57 g) Unsalted Butter (softened)
  3. 1 cup (125 g) Powdered Sugar
  4. 1/8 to 1/4 tsp Fine Salt
  5. 1/2 tsp Vanilla Flavor
Kitchenware
  1. Baking pan (I used a 9x3 removable bottom pan - a taller pan to accommodate the rising of the cake even as it is covered by foil)
  2. Steamer large enough to accommodate the pan you're using
Make Ahead
  1. Strain 1 cup (250 g) Plain Creamy Yogurt in a collander or sieve lined with paper towel or tissue
For the Cake
  1. Brush the baking pan with a little oil and dust with some flour
  2. Pour all ingredients in a blender and mix in the lowest speed for about a minute
  3. Pour into the prepared pan and cover with foil
  4. Punch the foil with holes using a fork
  5. 'Bake' in a steamer pan (without water) over low heat for about 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked into the middle of the cake
  6. Cool completely
  7. For the Frosting: Pour all ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth and uniform
  8. Run a spatula on the sides as needed
To Assemble
  1. Level the cake with a serrated knife and crumble the scraps
  2. Lather the top of the cake with the Yogurt Frosting
  3. Top with crumbled cake scraps to garnish
Notes
  1. You can substitute or Evaporated Filled Milk or Powdered Milk with Water for the Fresh Milk
  2. For more flavor, you can use Unsalted Butter (melted) instead of oil, just add 2 tbsps more because butter is 25% wate
  3. Instead of a steamer, you can use a large pot large enough to accommodate the baking pan you're using and use another pan to elevate it so it is not directly in contact with the heat at the bottom - this set-up becomes your make-shift 'oven' (watch my No Bake Yema Cake video recipe for visuals)
  4. Baking time will change depending on the actual amount of heat you're using so please monitor the 'baking' of your cake accordingly
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