The Best Red Velvet Cake

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by corndog, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. A friend gave me this recipe years ago. It's the best red velvet cake I've ever eaten.

    Red Velvet Cake


    1 cup Butter
    1 1/2 cups Sugar
    1 tsp. Vanilla
    1 tsp. Vinegar
    3 Eggs
    2 oz. Red food coloring
    2 1/2 cups Sifted self rising flour
    3/4 tsp. Salt
    1 tsp. Baking soda
    2 Tbsp. Cocoa
    1 cup Buttermilk


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugar, vanilla, and
    vinegar, beating well.

    Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

    Add food coloring, beating until combined.

    Combine flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa.

    Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition.

    Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans.

    Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on
    wire racks 5 minutes; remove from pans, and cool on wire racks.

    Cream Cheese Frosting:

    2 (8 ounces) packages cream cheese, softened
    2 stick butter, softened
    2 boxes powdered confectionery sugar

    1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
    1 1/2 cups Chopped pecans

    Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy, gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating well.
    Stir in pecans.

    Spread frosting between layers and on remainder of cooled cake.
  2. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    I will give it a go sometime. Thanks for shareing.
  3. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for sharing doggie!
  4. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    one of my favorite treats! what kind of vinegar? just plain?
  5. Dewetha, just plain ol' vinegar.
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  7. Kat, Looks delish!

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