Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

It was my husbands birthday and I wanted to bake something dramatic for him! And what can be more dramatic than a ruddy Red Velvet! So here is the Red Velvet cake I made for his birthday. Hope you enjoy the same too :-)

Lejna Ramachandran

Ingredients

1-serving
  1. 2 1/2 Cups All purpose flour
  2. 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  3. 2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder
  4. 1/2 Cup Butter , room temperature
  5. 1 1/2 Cups sugar Granulated
  6. 2 Egg
  7. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  8. 1 Cup Buttermilk
  9. 2 Tablespoons Red Liquid Food
  10. 1 Teaspoon Baking soda
  11. 250 Grams Cream Cheese
  12. 500 Grams Icing sugar
  13. 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla extract

Method

30 mins
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    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter two - 9 inch (23 cm) round cake pans and line the bottoms of the pans with parchment paper. Set aside.

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    In a mixing bowl sift together the flour, salt, and cocoa powder. Set aside.

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    In bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until soft (about 1-2 minutes). Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).

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    Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.

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    In a measuring cup whisk the buttermilk with the red food coloring. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.

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    In a small cup combine the vinegar and baking soda. Allow the mixture to fizz and then quickly fold into the cake batter.

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    Working quickly, divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans and smooth the tops with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon.Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25 -30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean.

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    Cool the cakes in their pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Place a wire rack on top of the cake pan and invert, lifting off the pan. Once the cakes have completely cooled, wrap in plastic and place the cake layers in the refrigerator for at least an hour

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    In a medium bowl cream the cream cheese and icing sugar on slow speed. Mix in the vanilla extract gradually.

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