Savannah's Perfectly Ravishing Red Velvet Cake

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The richest, reddest...most coveted cake in my area...So easy to make...gorgeous to serve!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch layer cake

Ingredients

  • 2 (1 ounce) bottles red food coloring

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 ½ cups flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ pounds confectioners' sugar, or to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans.

  2. Pour red food coloring into a small bowl, and mix with cocoa powder to make a paste. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup of butter, sugar, and eggs with an electric mixer until smooth and thoroughly combined; mix in the red color mixture, salt and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Gradually mix in the buttermilk, alternating with flour, until the batter is smooth. Mix the baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl, and stir into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cake comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing cakes to finish cooling on racks.

  4. In a bowl, mash cream cheese with 1/2 cup softened butter and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until smooth and creamy; stir in the confectioners' sugar, about half a cup at a time, until the frosting is thick and spreadable. Frost fully-cooled layers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

639 Calories
23g Fat
104g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 639
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 551mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 104g 38%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 82g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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