Monday, February 4, 2013

Red Velvet Cake

With Valentine's Day coming up, it's time to be looking for the perfect treat to bake! Well, look no further - this red velvet cake is SO delicious, and it's pretty easy to make! 

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Recipe adapted from here.

2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla, divided
2 oz. red food coloring (yep, a whole two ounces!)
8 oz cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 cup butter (at room temperature)
6 cups powdered sugar

1. Stir eggs in a bowl with a whisk. Add oil, buttermilk, vinegar, 1 tsp vanilla, and food coloring, and whisk until combined.
2. Place flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir to mix. 
3. Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about 2 minutes (or until mixed).
4. Pour into two greased round cake pans. Drop each pan on the counter a few times to release air bubbles.
5. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean (start checking after 25 minutes). Let cakes cool in the pans for ten minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
6. While cakes are baking, make the frosting. Beat cream cheese and butter together until creamy. Add remaining tsp vanilla. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing until smooth. 
7. After the cakes cool, stack 'em and frost 'em! 

(dry ingredients)

(oil, buttermilk, etc.)

(with food coloring added in)

(mixing the wet and the dry)

(finished batter!)

(frosted and ready to go!)

(ahhh! look at that beautiful cake!)




  1. Red velvet is one of my favorites and it has been such a long time since I have had any!! Perhaps I shall do some baking this weekend!! Your cake looks AMAZING!

  2. Ok, I'm normally not much of a cake person but this looks delicious! Nice work!