Thursday, July 22, 2010

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Cake Ingredients:
1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
1 ounce red food coloring (2 ounces for deeper red)
1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder

Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients:
2 lbs of confectioners powder sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) of butter, softened
2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
2 tsp. of vanilla extract

Blend together shortening and sugar in a big mixing bowl. In another bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Mix the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, baking soda, and vinegar in another bowl. Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture to the shortening and sugar mixture, mixing after each addition. In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and food coloring. Pour into the mixing bowl and combine...don't overbeat. Pour the batter into two cake pans coated with baking spray and cook for 25 minutes or until done at 350 degrees. While cake is cooking, mix together the cream cheese icing. First, cream together cream cheese and softened butter with a mixer. Add vanilla extract. Slowly add powdered sugar, until mixed to desired consistency. When cake is out of oven, let cool completely and then ice.


raggygirlvintage said...

Too funny, I just visited you on your other blog! The cake looks delish, I love to bake and have never tried red velvet, thanks for the recipe:-)

chocoholic said...

That looks super yummy! I'm learning to cook and I'm sure I'll find great recipes on your blog. I stopped by from New Friend Friday and now I'm following!

Alicia said...

Stopping by from New Friend Friday! Red Velvet Cake is our favorite!! Thanks for posting this recipe.

Have a great weekend!

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Amanda said...

IM a new friday follower and will deff be returning. maybe your recipes can help me start making a weekly meal planner!

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Simply Stacie said...

Thanks for joining Fun Follow Friday! I am your newest follower.

Maureen Makes It said...

ooooooh, that looks so yummy!

Stopping by and saying hi from the Fun Follow Fridays. Happy to be following and looking forward to having you as a follower too. I'm excited to get to know you (and your blog) better.

Wendy said...

Hi Amanda!
I'm your newest follower from Friendly Friday! I grew up always asking for Red Velvet Cake for my birthday! Looks delicious!
Hope you'll come over for a visit!
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