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Red Velvet Cake

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

1/2 tsp.salt

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

1 tsp.vanilla

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 .

 

 

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