Ravishing Red Velvet Cake

Ravishing Red Velvet Cake

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"Quick and easy red velvet cake."

Ingredients

1 h 55 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 579 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 579 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 24.1 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 86.8g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 443 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans.
  2. Beat shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated. Stir in butter flavoring. Make a paste with food coloring and cocoa and add to the shortening mixture.
  3. Mix buttermilk, salt, baking soda and vinegar; add to batter alternating with the flour mixture.
  4. Divide batter into prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven until cake springs back when touched lightly with a finger or tester comes out clean, 20 to 30 minutes. Cook completely on wire rack.
  5. To Make Cream Cheese Frosting: beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until well blended.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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thanks for everyone who has given my Ravishing Red Velvet cake a chance - I'm sorry to see that some of you did not enjoy your experience. i just thought that i would add a sidenote that i am lo...

Both my husband and I love red velvet cake, however I'm disappointed by the end results for this recipe. I'm puzzled why this recipe calls for butter extract and not vanilla extract. The fros...

I replaced the shortening and butter extract with 1 stick of butter and added vanilla extract to the cake mix. Very moist. Frosting is excellent.