Red Velvet Cake

   I'm speechless.....

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
2 eggs
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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Cheryl said...

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!!!

So Domesticated said...

I heart red velvet cake! Looks divine... now I am craving a piece!

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

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

Sinful Sundays said...

Ahh! Your cake is so pretty! I like any red velvet cake made using oil as the fat. Seriously tastes so good!

Lindsey R said...

This looks AMAZING!!! WOW.. what a beautiful piece of cake!

Jennifurla said...

that came out so purrrty

Jennifer said...

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.

Yummy Mummy said...

I LOVE red velvet. Looks like you did a perfect job!

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

This looks so delicious! I love red velvet cake (although I'll pretty much eat anything topped with cream cheese frosting!)

- Maggie

BB said...

im not speechlees! this cake looks like the most delicious thing ive ever laid eyes on!

Val said...

Nothing better in this entire world than Red Velvet!! Looks amazing.

Carolinaheartstrings said...

That is a cake the would render me speechless. Looks fantastic. We have cranberry couscous on the menu. Come visit.

Aimee said...

Very Pretty!!!

yummychunklet said...

So jealous as to how red your cake turned out! Fantastic!

Aarthi said...

WOW..This looks awesome..Yummy

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Muriel Miller said...

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!

upnorth said...

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!!

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Lizzy said...

Perfection on a plate!!!