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

Ingredients

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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

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