Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Recipe: Red Velvet Cake I

I didn't take a photo of a slice but it is the most beautiful deep red you've ever seen!

Mr. Big Food: There are lots of Red Velvet Cake recipes. This is the most unique one I’ve come across.


2 ½ C flour
1 C buttermilk
1 ½ C sugar
1 tsp powdered cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 C oil
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vinegar
2 Tbsp red cake coloring

Preheat oven to 350o. Cream sugar and oil. Add eggs and beat well. Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together. Mix together cocoa and red cake coloring in a cup and stir in vinegar. Mix well and stir into creamed mixture. Stir in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk and vanilla. Pour into 3 greased and floured 8 inch cake pans. Bake 25-35 minutes or until completely done in center. Cool layers. Spread icing between layers and over cake.

Icing below.

1 stick butter, softened
8 oz package cream cheese, softened
16 oz box powdered sugar
1 ½ C chopped pecans

Cream butter and cream cheese. Beat in powdered sugar until mixture is smooth. Stir in chopped pecans.

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