Sunday, May 25, 2008

Red Velvet... Yes I know IT'S ABOUT TIME!!

I am sorry it has taken me over a week since I got back from my trip to blog FINALLY!! I hope you can all forgive me... Life just got so busy and the weather has not been very good for baking... It has bee stormy and hot an HUMID beyond belief!!
So enough of the excuses (although I plant to blog the photos of the weather that I have right after this to show you what I mean!)
So I have promised a blog of Red Velvet goodness and what is what you are going to get!!
Here is a little history on Red Velvet cake... It is a rich sweet cake with a hint of chocolate and has a distinctive reddish brown color...It is said to have originated in the Southern states...
But enough talk... let's get down to business.

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not dutch pressed)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 ounce red food coloring
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda then set aside. Usually I do not take pictures of the ingredients but I got new measuring bowls that I will have a seperate blog about and I just had to show them off... I just LOVE them!


Cream together the butter and the sugar until fluffy.. about 5 minutes...

Add the eggs one at a time...

Once you have added in all the eggs it should look about like this...

Mix in the sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla...
I did not use and ounce I used this new Wilton food coloring I had bought... I did not know how much to use which is why my cake is not as read this time as it has been in the past...

Gradually add in the flour mixture until it is incorporated but do not over mix!!

Pour the batter into two greased round pans. Bake cake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pan and setting on wire rack to cool!

I used vanilla frosting as in my research that is the original intended frosting for this cake. Many like cream cheese frosting and I will try it next time.... but.... this cake is sooooo YUMMY with vanilla frosting!!
Look at that... In the lighting in my kitchen it looks brown but it is actually a reddish auburn color... I wish I had added more coloring but I did not want to over do it!! I love this cake! It is rich and light at the same time... Jason agrees that is a keeper! This is the cake I intend to be the traditonal birthday cake at our house! I just wanted to share it with you...this is the second time I have used this recipe and I just love it... I hope you guys do too!!


My Sweet & Saucy on May 26, 2008 at 1:06 PM said...

This looks sooo yummy!

Tarah on May 26, 2008 at 5:08 PM said...

Can't beat a southern favorite ;]
Beautifully done.

Joy on May 26, 2008 at 6:19 PM said...

OH wow...looks so yummy! I love red velvet. :)

How To Eat A Cupcake on May 27, 2008 at 4:24 PM said...

It looks so yummy! When I made the cupcakes I used one of those small .5 ounce Wilton no-taste reds. I put the whole thing in there!

Sophie on May 27, 2008 at 8:11 PM said...

this is one of my fav cakes! I also love those little cow bowls in the background :). Yummy, this cake looks extra moist :D. Can't believe I'm late on commenting :P!

Anonymous said...

That's one good lookin cake. I am sure it tastes delicious. Hope the weather gets better so you can post some more delectable desserts!

Joy on June 3, 2008 at 6:26 PM said...

I have so much love for this cake! Just lovely!

missy said...

red velvet is my favorite cake! looks delicious!! thanks for the comment on my site...yes the brioche was pretty tasty toasted, buttered, and jammed :) hope you're doing well...happy tuesday!


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