Franschhoek Wine Valley

Red Velvet Cake from Cafe BonBon


Makes three 9-inch cakes or 24 cupcakes

3 3/4 cups cake flour (390 g)

2 tsp cream of tar tar

½ cup self-raising flour

4 1/2 tbsp. NATURAL cocoa powder (not Dutch processed or dark)

2 tsp. salt

6 tsp. Baking Powder

Sieve together

2 1/4 cup butter (340 g)

2 tbsp. vanilla extract

3 3/4 cups white sugar (750 g)

6 eggs

Cream room temperature Butter and sugar and vanilla till light and fluffy then add eggs one at a time

¾ cup buttermilk (170 mL)

3/4 cup plain yogurt (170 g)

4 medium raw beetroot grated

6 strawberry’s

3 tbsp. white vinegar

3 tbsp. lemon juice

Peel raw beetroot and grate, add to food processor with lemon juice and vinegar and blend till very smooth, add yoghurt, and buttermilk and strawberries and blend further.

Add dry goods to butter mixture and fold till stiff, then add beetroot mixture, divide into two tins

750 grams creams cheese

6 cups icing sugar

340 grams butter

2 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons cream

Whisk butter and sugar till smooth then add rest of ingredients together FOR ICING


Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861