Sunday, June 7, 2009

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake



3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp. salt
3 eggs, at room temp.
3/4 cup butter, at room temp.
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 oz. bottle red food coloring (2 Tbs.)
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. vinegar


Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in food coloring. Add cocoa powder and salt. Alternate adding flour and buttermilk. Then, pour in baking soda and vinegar. Mix until just combined. Pour into cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 15 - 17 minutes. Cool then frost with cream cheese frosting.


8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 stick butter, softened

Beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes.
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