Red Velvet Cake

1
Katrina Freed

By
@Kat19702

Forget the old pasty flour icing... this one is much easier and tastier too! Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8 - 10
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • RED VELVET CAKE

  • 2 c
    white sugar
  • 2 stick
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 3
    eggs
  • 2 oz
    red food coloring
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • FILLING

  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 stick
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 Tbsp
    white chocolate liqueur
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • FROSTING

  • 3 stick
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp
    white chocolate liqueur
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How to Make Red Velvet Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour three 8 inch cake pans
  2. CAKE BATTER:
    Cream sugar and butter together then add eggs one at a time and mix well after each
  3. In a small bowl mix water, cocoa, and food coloring together then add to batter and mix well
  4. Gently stir flour, salt, and baking powder together in a separate bowl, then add flour mixture to batter alternating with buttermilk, then stir in vanilla
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together baking soda and vinegar and add to cake batter
  6. Pour batter evenly into three pans and bake at for 20 to 25 minutes then remove from heat and cool completely
  7. FILLING:
    Cream together butter and cream cheese, gradually add sugar, stir in vanilla, liqueur and heavy cream then beat till fluffy
  8. FROSTING:
    Cream butter and vanilla together, add confectioners sugar alternating with liqueur and heavy cream and beat to desired consistency

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About Red Velvet Cake

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



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