Red Velvet cake is a popular and mesmerizing dessert that many people enjoy. In this recipe, we will learn how to make this delightful cake. The best part is, it is incredibly easy to prepare!
To start off, let's gather the necessary ingredients. We will need 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder, 1 ½ cups of vegetable oil, 1 cup of buttermilk, 2 large eggs, 2 tablespoons of red food coloring, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon of white distilled vinegar. These ingredients are readily available in most kitchens or can be easily found at the local grocery store.
Once we have the ingredients ready, it's time to begin the preparation process. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease two 9-inch round cake pans with butter or cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix them together thoroughly.
Next, add the vegetable oil, buttermilk, eggs, red food coloring, vanilla extract, and vinegar to the bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture at medium speed until well-combined and smooth. Be careful not to overmix.
Now, divide the batter equally between the prepared cake pans. Smooth the tops with a spatula to ensure even baking. Place the pans in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Once baked, remove the pans from the oven and let the cakes cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
While the cakes are cooling, we can prepare the cream cheese frosting, which is the perfect complement to the Red Velvet cake. In a medium mixing bowl, combine 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, ½ cup of softened butter, 4 cups of powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix them together until creamy and smooth.
Once the cakes have completely cooled, place one layer on a serving plate and spread a generous amount of cream cheese frosting on top. Carefully place the second layer on top and frost the top and sides of the cake. For an added touch, you can decorate the cake with red velvet cake crumbs or any other desired decorations.
In just a few simple steps, we have created a delightful Red Velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. This recipe is incredibly easy to follow, making it a perfect choice for both beginner and experienced bakers. So why wait? Gather the ingredients and get ready to impress your friends and family with this enchanting and scrumptious dessert!