Purple Velvet Cake

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Serves: 12 serivings
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2 1/2 c cake flour
1 1/2 c sugar
1 tsp unsweetened baking cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 c buttermilk, room temperature
2 Tbsp or 15 drops of purple food coloring
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 8 oz package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c butter or margarine, room temperature
1 lb confectioners' sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Melissa Williamson Recipe
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Macon, GA (pop. 91,351)
Member Since Aug 2011
Melissa's notes for this recipe:
My family loves my velvet cakes and they are so delicious and moist. I make the purple velvet cake for birthdays.
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Grease bottom and sides of three 8-inch round cake pans. Mix together the dry ingredients with wire whisk until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients. (Note: 10 drops of blue and 15 drops of pink for a dark purple, or 24 drops of red and 16 drops of blue for a medium purple.) Gradually add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stir until well combined. Pour into greased and floured round cake pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until toothpick inseted near the center comes out clean. Let it cool for 15 minutes and remove from pans on wire rack to allow cool completely.
Cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy. Spread between layers and over top and sides of a cake.

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user Melissa Williamson georgiagirl48 - Oct 11, 2011
My family and friends loves my purple velvet cake and they are so delicious and moist. I make them for birthdays.
user Brittney Eury AuntBeaBea - Oct 11, 2011
this cake is really beautiful and the purple color is awsome! im gonna try this really soon. thanks
user Melissa Williamson georgiagirl48 - Oct 11, 2011
Thank you. I am so glad that you will try this. You welcome. I would love to share with you of my recipes. I would love to share with your recipes too. Have a nice day!
user Courtney Caudill Courtnurse - Oct 25, 2011
No eggs or butter??
user Melissa Williamson georgiagirl48 - Oct 25, 2011
I'm sorry I forgot to put in there and I thought I did. Thanks, Courtney.

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