Give Thanks Bakery Serves Red Velvet Cake for Valentine's Day
Red Velvet Cake One recipe makes one 9” cake. ½ C Butter, room temperature 3T Cocoa Powder 1 ½ C Granulated Sugar 2 Eggs 2 t. Vanilla Extract 2 T. Red Food Coloring 2 ½ C Flour 1 t. Salt 1 t. Baking Soda 1 C. Buttermilk 1 T. White Vinegar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 9” pan and dust with 1 T sifted cocoa powder. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs one at time and beat vigorously until incorporated. Add vanilla. In a separate bowl, make a paste of remaining 2 T. cocoa powder and food coloring. Blend into butter mixture. Sift together remaining dry ingredients. Alternating in two batches, add dry ingredients and buttermilk to the butter mixture. In the last batch of buttermilk, add the vinegar before adding to the batter. Mix until blended. Divide batter between 2 or 3 9” pans and bake for about 20-25 minutes until center springs back to the touch. Cool completely. Ice with a cream cheese frosting or a white buttercream and decorate as desired for Valentine’s Day.