Red Velvet Cake
Recipe from: Bakerella
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 oz liquid 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. Stir in remaining liquid ingredients (oil, buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla and food coloring ) Whisk until blended. Set aside.
In a seperate large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, and baking soda) Stir really well with another whisk.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl, with a hand-mixer mix on medium-high speed for one minute or until completely combined.
Pour into cake pans, and then lightly drop cake pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
After about 10 minutes, remove cakes from pans and let cool completely on a wire rack. You can lightly cover the cakes with plastic wrap while they cool.
Once completely cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups powdered sugar
Sift sugar and set aside. Beat cream cheese and butter on high until creamy. Add vanilla.
Slowly add sugar in batches (about 2 cups at a time) Scraping down the sides of the bowl and mixing well after each addition. Then frost cake! Store cake in refrigerator.
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19 thoughts on “Red Velvet Cake”
Can’t wait to try this!! I found your blog through Pinterest and tonight we are having the Sweet and Sour Chicken you pinned. So nice to find your blog…it’s WONDERFUL!!!
I heart red velvet cake! Looks divine… now I am craving a piece!
Red velvet cake is one of those foods I’m continually trying to “figure out”. I used to not get it, but then I tried it, and liked, ate more and loved it but I can’t put a finger as to why it’s so addictive! But it is and maybe that’s it – it’s just too awesome to be explained.
It’s gorgeous Holly. ~Megan
Ahh! Your cake is so pretty! I like any red velvet cake made using oil as the fat. Seriously tastes so good!
that came out so purrrty
wow!!! Looks simply amazing. I’ve never tried making red velvet cake before but I’ve certainly enjoyed eating it 🙂 Thanks for sharing this. I may just have to give this one a try.
I LOVE red velvet. Looks like you did a perfect job!
This looks so delicious! I love red velvet cake (although I’ll pretty much eat anything topped with cream cheese frosting!)
im not speechlees! this cake looks like the most delicious thing ive ever laid eyes on!
Nothing better in this entire world than Red Velvet!! Looks amazing.
That is a cake the would render me speechless. Looks fantastic. We have cranberry couscous on the menu. Come visit.
This looks AMAZING!!! WOW.. what a beautiful piece of cake!
So jealous as to how red your cake turned out! Fantastic!
WOW..This looks awesome..Yummy
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Wow Holly this looks absolutely amazing! I have never been able to get red velvet cake to turn out and have never had a cake look that beautiful before either! I can’t wait to give this a try!
HI, Holly! I’ve been keeping up with you, but not making any comments! I love the look of this cake, but not eating cake these days! Blessings!!
Perfection on a plate!!!