Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake
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Red Velvet Cake
Ingredients
For the Cake:
  • 2 and ½ cups cake flour
  • 1 and ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp red liquid food coloring
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
For the Frosting
  • 8 oz cream cheese cold
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 1 and ½ tsp clear vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
Instructions
For the Cake:
  1. preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease and flour 3 8-inch pans.
  3. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Beat the eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk, food coloring, vanilla extract and vinegar in a large bowl.
  5. Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients to combine and fully incorporate. You do not want to overmix.
  6. Divide your batter among the three pans and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until it passes the toothpick test.
  7. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes and then invert onto a cooling rack until the cake is completely cool to the touch.
  8. Frost with cream cheese frosting
For the Frosting:
  1. In your mixer, cream together the cold cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add vanilla extract. Gradually add in the powdered sugar until fully incorporated

Red Velvet Cake