Southern speciality cake , red velvet cake is a deliciously moist cake with cream cheese icing as the frosting . I love the cake , but i don’t care too much for any kind of icing , esp. cream cheese icing . Even when i make carrot cake i scraped off the icing off my cake , i still make the cakes the right way of course , with the cream cheese icing , except when i have my own slice , i scrape it off 🙂 Anyway , this red velvet cake is quite easy to make , as any other layer cake , the consuming time is the waiting period , where you have to wait until the cakes are completely cool , before putting the frosting on , or else you will have a sliding cake LOL ..
You will need :
Sift together all the dry ingredients
2 1/4 cup of cake flour ( 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour plus 1/4 cup of cornstarch = 2 cups of cake flour )
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp.baking powder
1 tsp.baking soda
1 1/2 cup of sugar
Mix together the wet ingredients , except the eggs
1 cup of buttermilk
1 tbsp. red food coloring
1 tsp. white vinegar
1 stick of butter
2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350 F , butter and line with parchment paper 2 =9 inch round pans .
1. Sift together the dry ingredients , mix together the wet ingredients except eggs .
2. In a mixing bowl , beat sugar and butter , until well mixed , add eggs one at a time . Add the flour , alternating with the buttermilk mixture , starts with flour and ends with flour . About 4 times flour and 3 times buttermilk .
3.Pour the batter into the prepared pans . Bake for 30 minutes , or until it’s done .
4. Cool on rack for 15 mins and take it out from the pan , let it sit to cool completely .
For the cream cheese icing :
2 -8oz cream cheese icing
1 stick of butter
2 1/2 cup of powdered sugar .
1. Beat butter and cream cheese , both should be at room temperature . Add the vanilla , and powdered sugar , mix well . Spread on the cakes .