Made this cake for my hubby's birthday last year and it really turned out well. the velvety texture was simply superb. Actually I learnt this recipe from foodnetwork a complete site for all food related queries. Thought posting this recipe now would be perfect for the ocassion. Sending it to the announcing-hearts-for-st-valentines-day event hosted by Priya
Butter 100 gms
Sugar 3/4 cup
Red food colouring 5-6 drops
Cocoa powder 1 1/2tbsp
A small pinch salt
Vanilla essence 1/2tsp
All purpose flour 1 1/4cup
Baking soda 3/4tsp
Extra butter to coat pan
Preheat the oven to 180*C or 350 F.
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add red food colouring,Cocoa and salt.
In a seperate bowl whisk egg and buttermilk together and add to batter. Add Vinegar, Vanilla essence, flour,and baking soda. Mix well.
Butter the cake pan and dust with flour. pour the batter and smooth the top. bake for 30 minutes.
Cool and dust the cake with icing sugar.
Cut and serve.