Red Velvet Cake

  • 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour, sift first, then measure.
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp. red food colouring
  • 1 tsp. distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350F.

Sift the flour, adding cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.

Whisk buttermilk, food colouring, vinegar and vanilla in a small bowl to blend.

Using a mixer, beat sugar and butter mixture in a large bowl until well blended and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk mixture, finishing with flour.

Divide batter between 2 8-inch round pans. Bake approximately 27-30 minutes. Cool on rack for 10 minutes and turn cakes out, cooling completely.

Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing

  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted icing sugar

In a large bowl cream all the ingredients except for the icing sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the sifted icing sugar and beat to a spreading consistency.

This is one of the better cake recipes for company. It is perfect.

Taste Rating: 9.5



1 thought on “Red Velvet Cake

  1. This cake is good…but not only is it good; it’s sinfully decadent and delicious. It’s fabulous for dessert and if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, it’s great for breakfast as well.

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