Crimson Velvet Drip Cake! – Jane’s Patisserie

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A deliciously festive crimson velvet drip cake with 4 layers of sponge, scrumptious frosting, ganache, and extra!

This fantastic thing about a recipe is designed to provide you all of the festive vibes with its white and crimson theme, scrumptious flavour, and exquisite ornament. I’m obsessive about all issues crimson velvet, and after so many requests for this magnificence it was lastly time to put up it!! 

Crimson Velvet Recipes

There’s simply one thing about crimson velvet themed bakes that actually captures everybody and makes everybody bake them. I’ve fairly a number of on my weblog now and in my books, equivalent to my crimson velvet NYC cookies, my crimson velvet cake, and naturally my crimson velvet brownies

I simply love the flavour it brings, as it’s fairly completely different. There are hints of vanilla, hints of chocolate, and its personal distinctive flavour all tied into one. And this bake?! Properly, it’s a showstopping mixed model of so many crimson velvet bakes and I find it irresistible. 


For this cake, I needed to do a four-layer sponge as a result of it at all times appears one of the best. My basic crimson velvet cake recipe is barely two layers if you wish to make a less complicated two-layer model, and it additionally has cream cheese frosting on it. 

I do know the portions could appear a bit intense, however truthfully, it’s simply because there must be 4 layers. I discovered it simpler to do 4 layers as a result of I are likely to bake these truffles into two sponges, after which cut up them every into two once more. 

These are the cake tins I take advantage of for sponges like this. I discover for those who use deeper cake tins, you get higher outcomes. If you happen to attempt to do a deep cake in a tin that’s too shallow, it tends to peak within the center much more. 

I additionally are likely to bake truffles like this at a decrease temperature, for longer. This additionally creates a flatter prime and prevents the height within the center. Nevertheless, as it’s a crimson velvet cake, having a bit little bit of cake to cut off so you may have crumbs for adornment is not any unhealthy factor. 

Meals Colouring

After I say the kind of meals colouring utilized in a crimson velvet bake is VERY IMPORTANT, I’m not joking. I’m not attempting to promote a lie or something of the kind – numerous colors are simply not ok to make the cake truly crimson. 

I take advantage of this additional sturdy crimson meals colouring all the time, because it actually is one of the best. Sadly, sorry to interrupt it to you, grocery store personal colors don’t work. They’re too watery, not sturdy sufficient, and can’t struggle in opposition to the pure brown colors of the remainder of the substances. 

Enhancement of the color additionally comes from the elevating brokers, as they gasoline the colouring, much more, to extend it and make it tremendous brilliant. 


For the frosting, I made a decision to do cream cheese in the course of the cake, as it’s a must to have cream cheese frosting along with your crimson velvet bakes. I’ve a put up all about cream cheese frosting on my weblog as it’s notoriously difficult, however truthfully?! Mine is fairly superb. 

For the surface although, I caught to a primary vanilla buttercream. That is partly as a result of I needed one thing that would simply clean and be dripped onto. I do know it appears a bit boujee to make two completely different frostings, however for those who don’t fancy it, you possibly can simply use all vanilla buttercream to be secure. 

It’s so essential when making each the vanilla buttercream and the cream cheese frosting to make use of block unsalted butter, as any type of unfold is not going to work. You need the firmness of the butter to create one of the best outcomes. 


Relating to the ornament a part of the cake, I observe the principle thought of all drip truffles. You need to have a clean layer of frosting in between every layer of sponge, after which a crumb coat to seal in any of these crumbs. It’s so essential to relax the cake between phases as properly. 

The frosting on the surface is smoothed round to create an ideal floor, and I discover utilizing a giant metallic scraper and a turntable one of the simplest ways to realize this. If you happen to don’t have both, you possibly can nonetheless make a reasonably and exquisite cake, but it surely might not be good. 

I used a white chocolate ganache drip, colored crimson, to create my drip as a result of I needed to throw the theme of crimson velvet into everybody’s faces. Additionally, swirls of buttercream on prime, together with cake crumbs simply made it good. 

Ideas & Concepts

As talked about above, you need to use my crimson velvet cake recipe for a two-layer cake, or you possibly can halve the sponge recipe on this put up. 

This cake lasts for 3+ days within the fridge (due to the cream cheese frosting!). If you happen to use simply vanilla buttercream, it could possibly final 4 days at room temp. 

For this recipe I used


  • 250 g unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 600 g caster sugar
  • 6 medium eggs
  • 60 g cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tsp crimson additional meals colouring
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 500 ml buttermilk (see notes under)
  • 600 g plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 tsp white wine vinegar

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 200 g unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 400 g full fats gentle cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 250 g unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 500 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • white meals colouring (optionally available)


  • Preheat the oven to 170ºc/150ºfan and line two deep 8″ cake tins with parchment paper

  • Add the unsalted butter and caster sugar to a bowl and beat till mixed

  • Add the eggs, crimson meals color, and vanilla and beat once more

  • Add the cocoa powder, buttermilk, plain flour, bicarbonate of soda and white wine vinegar and blend once more.

  • Cut up the combination between the 2 tins and bake the truffles for 50-60 minutes till baked.

  • Depart to chill within the tins.

  • As soon as cooled, cut up the truffles into two layers every so you may have 4 in complete. Day off the tops barely if wanted to degree them off and use the crumbs for adornment afterward.


  • Add the unsalted butter to a bowl and beat till clean

  • Add the icing sugar and beat once more.

  • Add the full-fat gentle cheese and beat till you may have a thick creamy frosting, after which add the vanilla and blend via.

  • Layer the sponges with the cream cheese frosting after which create a crumb coat with the leftover. Chill the cake for half-hour.


  • Add the unsalted butter to a bowl and beat till clean

  • Add the icing sugar and vanilla beat once more.

  • If you wish to, add white meals colouring and beat till you attain your required color.

  • Unfold the frosting across the sides and prime of the chilled cake and clean with a big metallic scraper

  • Chill the cake for half-hour


  • Add the white chocolate and double cream to a jug

  • Warmth within the microwave till melted and clean

  • Color with additional sturdy crimson meals colouring

  • Pour right into a piping bag and snip off the top – rigorously drip down the perimeters of the cake and fill within the prime

  • Pipe on any spare buttercream in swirls, and sprinkle on cake crumbs for adornment.

As talked about above, you need to use my crimson velvet cake recipe for a two-layer cake, or you possibly can halve the sponge recipe on this put up. 
This cake lasts for 3+ days within the fridge (due to the cream cheese frosting!). If you happen to use simply vanilla buttercream, it could possibly final 4 days at room temp. 
You can also make your personal buttermilk through the use of 500ml entire milk and a pair of tbsp lemon juice. Depart the combination to sit down 5 minutes earlier than utilizing.
For this recipe I used

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