Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

1
Lorraine Brantley

By
@lwb

A yummy and easy cake to make for your favorite Valentine!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8 - 12
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cocoa
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 1/2 c
    canola oil
  • 1 tsp
    vinegar
  • 1 bottle
    red food coloring
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • CREME CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 1
    8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 box
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 c
    lightly toasted chopped pecans (optional)

How to Make Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 (9 inch) round cake pans
  2. Sift flour, baking soda and cocoa together. Beat sugar and eggs together in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together oil, vinegar, food coloring and vanilla. Add to the bowl of eggs and sugar and beat until combined.
  4. Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the wet mixture by alternating the buttermilk and dry ingredients. Always start with the flour and end with the flour.
  5. Pour batter into pans. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean but be careful not to overbake.
  6. Cool layers on wire rack about 10 minutes before turning out of pan. Cool completely before frosting.
  7. Frosting directions...

    Let butter and cream cheese soften to room temperature. Cream well. Add sugar and beat until mixed but not too much. Add vanilla. Add nuts if you choose. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cake. NOTE: Most of the time I double this frosting recipe or use 1 1/2 to cover the cake well.

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About Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American



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