Red Velvet Cake

1
Licia Calloway

By
@Licia_Calloway

This is wonderful & delicious cake that your entire family will love! It's also easy to make. My daughter has requested this cake as her birthday cake for the past 3 years!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1 oz
    red food coloring
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    white vinegar
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1 lb
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 stick
    butter, melted
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    finely chopped pecans (if desired)

How to Make Red Velvet Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream sugar, oil, eggs on medium in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add vinegar, 1/2 to 3/4 of the food coloring & vanilla one at a time.
  3. Slowly blend in 1/3 of the sifted flour medium low speed. Add 1/3 of the buttermilk. Repeat by adding 1/3 of sifted flour and 1/3 cup of buttermilk. Repeat the remainder of the sifted flour and buttermilk. Raise mixing speed to medium and add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour batter evenly into 2 greased & floured round cake pans. Bake at 350* for 40-45 minutes. Gas ovens, bake at 325* for 40-45 minutes. Check cake after 35 minutes with a wooden toothpick. If it comes out clean from the middle, the cake is done. Cool cakes on a metal rack for approximately 30 minutes before frosting the cake.
  5. Frosting
  6. Make sure cream cheese is at room temperature. Blend all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Mix well on medium speed. The higher the mixing speed, the fluffier the frosting will be. Add finely chopped pecans to the frosted cake if desired.

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About Red Velvet Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Special Cakes



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