Another Red Velvet Cake!

I was feeling adventurous while preparing for Thanksgiving and decided to try out a new red velvet cake recipe. I did not get a chance to taste the cake (which also means that I did not get a picture of the cut cake), but I heard it was good. Sounds like a winner to me! I was able to taste the frosting and this will be my new go to cream cheese frosting. There is something about the blending of cream cheese and butter that makes the angels sings. Dramatic, I know, but it’s good.

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Adapted from Saveur & Cake Man Raven via Apple A Day
Cake Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp (1 oz.) red food coloring
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. white distilled vinegar
Cake Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3-9″ round cake pans.
2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa, and salt into a medium bowl.
3. Beat eggs, oil, buttermilk, food coloring, vanilla, and vinegar in a large bowl of an electric mixer until well combined. Add dry ingredients in batches and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.
4. Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake cakes, rotating halfway through, for 25-30 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center of each layer comes out clean. Let the cakes cool 5 minutes, then flip them out onto a cooling rack. Let cakes cool completely before frosting.
Frosting Ingredients:
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
12 oz. butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
Frosting Directions:
1. Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Add sugar and beat until frosting is light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Frost cake and chill for 2 hours to set.
2 Responses to Another Red Velvet Cake!
  1. JC
    November 29, 2009 | 11:12 pm

    we should have had that one instead of mine for dinner. Looks great (yes same recipe minus nuts)

  2. Mrs. G
    November 30, 2009 | 12:01 am

    Your's was good!!

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