Red Velvet Cake

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Delight in the luxurious taste of Red Velvet Cake, a classic American dessert known for its vivid red color and velvety smooth texture. Topped with a rich cream cheese frosting, this cake is perfect for celebrations or as a special treat.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour (cooling)
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Serving: 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • For the Cake:
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
    • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Prepare the Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Mix flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder in a bowl.
  2. Mix Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, beat sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Gradically mix in oil, buttermilk, red food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla extract.
  3. Combine and Bake: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Make the Frosting: Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until creamy.
  5. Assemble the Cake: Once cooled, spread frosting between the layers, over the top, and around the sides of the cake.

Notes:

  • Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature for best results.
  • The amount of red food coloring can be adjusted depending on the desired color intensity.

Nutritional Information: The nutritional information for one serving of this Red Velvet Cake recipe based on the ingredients and USDA guidelines:

  • Calories: 676.79 kcal
  • Protein: 5.54 g
  • Fat: 35.43 g
  • Carbohydrates: 86.49 g

This calculation provides an approximate idea of the nutritional content for a single serving of Red Velvet Cake, assuming the recipe yields 12 servings. Red Velvet Cake is known for its rich flavor and indulgent ingredients, making it a perfect treat for special occasions. Keep in mind that these values can vary based on the exact ingredients and their quantities.

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