How To Make Red Velvet Cake

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How To Make Red Velvet Cake

Postby Mutita » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:19 pm

How To Make Red Velvet Cake

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Bake a red velvet cake whenever you want to serve a dessert that's as beautiful as it is delicious.

To complete this How-To you will need:

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
2 1-ounce bottles of red food coloring
2 sticks of softened unsalted butter, divided
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 large eggs
1 c. buttermilk
3 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. white vinegar
2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
2 c. powdered sugar
3 9-inch round cake pans
Bowls
A whisk
A wooden spoon
Cooling rack
Cake plate
A spatula
15-ounce can of beets (optional)
Electric mixer (optional)
Pecan halves (optional)

Step 1: Preheat oven

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour the cake pans.

Step 2: Combine flour

Combine the sifted flour and salt in a bowl.

Step 3: Color the cocoa

Pour the cocoa powder into a small bowl, add the red food coloring, and whisk until smooth.

Tip: You can use the juice from one 15-oz. can of beets in place of the food coloring.

Step 4: Cream the butter and sugar

In a large bowl, beat one stick of butter and sugar by hand or with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Then beat in the eggs, one at a time.

Step 5: Add the flour

Switch your mixer speed to low and add the flour a few tablespoons at a time. Alternate mixing flour with adding the buttermilk, vanilla extract, and dyed cocoa paste. Mix the ingredients until all the batter is the same red color, but do not overbeat.

Step 6: Mix in the vinegar

In a small bowl, stir the baking soda into the vinegar, and then fold it into the batter with a wooden spoon.

Step 7: Bake the cake

Divide the batter evenly between the cake pans and bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes; then invert the layers onto a rack to cool completely.

Step 8: Make the frosting

Make the frosting by beating the cream cheese with one stick of butter until creamy. Beat in 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Step 9: Apply a crumb coating

When the cake has cooled, place the first layer on your cake plate or stand, spread frosting on top with a spatula, add the next layer, frost the top of that, and so on. Once you've added the final cake layer, spread a thin coating of frosting over the entire cake to contain crumbs, and then refrigerate it for 15 minutes.

Step 10: Finish frosting

Finish frosting the cake by spreading the frosting on top and on the sides. Decorate the top with pecan halves if you like.


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