Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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    Red_Velvet_Cake_LifeInTheLofthouse  My love for Red Velvet Cake runs deep. There is something about the flavor I can’t resist, and of course the color. Those bright red cake layers with white creamy frosting in between. It’s literally dessert heaven, and perfect for the Christmas holiday!

   This Red Velvet Cake is a classic and a surprisingly very simple cake recipe. Most importantly, it tastes AMAZING. It is moist, delicious and so wonderful.

 I’m already on the count down to Valentine’s Day to make it again.

Seriously. 😀

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Serves 12
Classic red velvet cake with layers of cream cheese frosting.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
FOR CAKE
  1. 1 ½ cups sugar
  2. 1/2 cup shortening
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 1 cup buttermilk
  5. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 Tablespoon unsweetened Cocoa powder
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 2 (1 oz.) bottles red food coloring
FOR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  1. 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  2. 1 cup butter, room temperature
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 6 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Cream together sugar and shortening. Add eggs, beat well. Sift flour, salt, baking soda & cocoa. Add alternately the buttermilk & flour mixture to the creamed mixture. Mix until just combined. Blend in vanilla and food coloring.
  3. Divide batter evenly among the two prepared cake pans.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until tooth-picks inserted in center of cakes comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and set onto cooling racks. Cool completely before frosting.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  1. Sift powdered sugar and set aside.
  2. Beat cream cheese and butter on high until creamy. Add vanilla.
  3. Then, add powdered sugar in batches. Scrape down the sides in between each addition.
  4. Place one cake layer onto a cake stand or large plate. Frost top with 1/3 of the frosting. Place second layer on top and frost top and all sides of cake. Serve and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Store cake covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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