Savannah's Perfectly Ravishing Red Velvet Cake

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!"

Ingredients 1 h 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 639 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 639 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 103.6g
  • 33%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 550 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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MrsAltmiller
8/7/2011

This was such a huge hit! I made it for my anniversary dinner and everyone raved!! I followed the recipe exactly and found it very easy to follow. Will definitely make again!

House of Aqua
8/31/2011

I had to improvise with the coloring since I was out of red. I used Wilton's paste colors in burgundy, rose pink, and golden yellow. Turned out moist.

CHELSEAK3
7/19/2011

This was a great recipe! Super easy and yummy :) I followed the directions exactly except for one thing. We didn't have the regular food coloring drops, I use the thick super concentrated paste. So I mixed the paste, cocoa, and vinegar together to make the colored cocoa paste. Then added it to the cake. Turned out great!