Red Velvet Cake

Friday, November 6, 2020

I love dessert, that is not a secret. Red velvet cake is probably my favorite cake. It's simple and delicious. I made this for Christmas and it was a huge hit.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil or canola
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3  teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 oz. red food coloring, depends how deep you want the color
  • 1 tub cream cheese
  • 1 bar of milk chocolate
  • 1 bar of white chocolate
(Or if that sounds like a whole lot of work but you still want cake, buy this mix)
  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of sugar and vegetable oil.
  • Mix in the eggs, milk, vanilla and red food coloring until combined.
  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients a little at time, mixing after each addition, just until combined.
  • Grease and flour a round, 9 inch cake pans with shortening and flour.
  • Pour the batter evenly into each pan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Let pan cool on a cooling rack until the pans are warm to the touch.
  • Using a knife around the inside of the pans to loosen the cake from the pan.
  • Remove the cake from the pan and let them cool.
  • Mix cream cheese 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and ½ cup of sugar.
  • When cool cut the cake in half.
  • Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting when the cakes have cooled completely.
  • Melt the chocolate (with milk) and then evenly spread over the cake. (I covered  the entire with white chocolate first than used spoon and decorated with milk chocolate)
  • Let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving

What is your favorite cake? Did you try this recipe? What did you think about it?