RED VELVET CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

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Red Velvet Cake is a classic that is perfect for any occasion.

 

Red velvet cake is one of my very favorite cake recipes.  I have been making them for years!  Everyone loves this red velvet cake and you will make this over and over again.  This is a good wedding cake, birthday cake or just make it to serve family and friends anytime. The movie Steel Magnolias in 1989  featured a red velvet groom’s cake made in the shape of an armadillo. This cake is widely considered a Southern recipe by most people although it is served in many places in the north.  Popular frostings are cream cheese and butter cream.  This is a moist, light and fluffy cake that is wonderful with coffee.  Red velvet cake is a great addition to any holiday meal or buffet table. You may also like this delicious Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. 

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups canola oil
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cocoa
1 tsp. vinegar

1 oz. red food coloring

Beat liquid ingredients together with mixer; add dry ingredients.  Beat 2 more minutes. Spray 2 round cake pans and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes until center is done. (This can be made in 4 layers or in 9 x 13 long pan.

Cream cheese frosting:

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1 box confectionery or powdered sugar (16 oz)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Whip all frosting ingredients together with mixer until smooth and of spreading consistency.

You can’t go wrong with this cake. It is made with buttermilk and has a lot of oil. That is what makes it so moist and good!  Enjoy!

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a moist, light and fluffy cake that goes well with coffee and is perfect for any occasion. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Servings: 1 Cake
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cocoa
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 oz. red food coloring

Cream cheese frosting Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick margarine softened
  • 1 box confectionery or powdered sugar 16 oz
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Beat liquid ingredients together with mixer; add dry ingredients. Beat 2 more minutes. Spray 2 round cake pans and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes until center is done. (This can be made in 4 layers or in 9 x 13 long pan.

Cream cheese frosting directions:

  • Whip all frosting ingredients together with mixer until smooth and of spreading consistency.

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