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Mmmmm... Deliciously Deep Red Velvet Cake

I love red velvet cake. The deep, vibrant color. The faint taste of cocoa. The legendary myth behind the recipe.

Mmmmm... Deliciously Deep Red Velvet Cake

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Red Velvet Cake recipe, courtesy of Bakerella:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 oz. red food coloring

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans.
  • Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Add remaining liquid ingredients and stir together with whisk until blended. Set aside.
  • Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together really good with another wire whisk.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.
  • Pour into cake pans and then drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • After about ten minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack. I also cover in plastic wrap while the cakes cool.
  • Then make the frosting.

Mmmmm... Deliciously Deep Red Velvet Cake

Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups confectioners' sugar

  • Sift sugar and set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese and butter on high until creamy. Add vanilla.
  • Then, add the sugar in batches. Scrape down the sides in between each addition.
  • And frost away.

Mmmmm... Deliciously Deep Red Velvet Cake

Mmmmm... Deliciously Deep Red Velvet Cake

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1 Comment

anyone have a not-red red velvet cake? was it disorienting not having your cake fire-colored?

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