Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Red Velvet Cake

Last week I was making carrot cakes and this week I was asked to make a red velvet cake for a colleague of Randal's.  I tried out a few different recipes but this was the one I settled on for Rick.  It's a very moist cake from Saveur and definitely the best of the ones we tried.




2 1/2 cups plus
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp  cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp red food coloring
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp  white distilled vinegar
Frosting:
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
12 oz. butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups icing sugar
 
Preheat oven to 350. Grease three 8" round cake pans.
Sift remaining flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa, and salt into a bowl. Beat eggs, oil, buttermilk, food coloring, vanilla, and vinegar in a bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Add dry ingredients and beat until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Divide batter evenly between pans. Bake for 25 minutes.
To make the frosting beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer until well combined.  Add sugar and beat until frosting is light and fluffy, 5–7 minutes.
Put 1 cake layer on a cake plate and spread frosting on top.  Set another layer on top and repeat frosting.  Set remaining layer on top and frost top and sides with the remaining frosting.  

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6 comments:

Winnie said...

Wonderful looking cake!
You decorated it beautifully

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

so pretty i keep meaning to try an actual cake, but I get lazy and do cupcakes instead.

Lissa @ The Looking Glass said...

YUMMY! such awesome recipes on this blog! found you via the blog hop xo

Miz Helen said...

Hi Sarah,
What a beautiful Red Velvet Cake, it looks delicious! Hope you have a special week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Kadie said...

Red Velvet is my husbands favorite cake! I love the way you made the frosting look like roses! Great job. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

Michelles Tasty Creations said...

Sarah, This cake looks divine! I have yet to make a Red Velvet cake but it looks like your recipe just did me in and I'll give it a try this week :)

Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week.

I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day.

Michelle