Red Velvet Cake

As you bake, let the sweet aroma fill your kitchen, setting the stage for a romantic and memorable Valentine’s Day. Decorate with a sprinkle of love, perhaps some heart-shaped accents or a dusting of powdered sugar, and watch as this masterpiece becomes the centerpiece of your celebration.

Enjoy this classic Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese frosting for a romantic and indulgent dessert on Valentine’s Day.

Ingredients

  • For the Cake
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 16 oz (2 packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

- For the Red Velvet Cake
1
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
2
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder until well combined.
3
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder until well combined.
4
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder until well combined.
5
Divide the cake batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
6
Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
7
Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- For the Cream Cheese Frosting
1
In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter together until smooth and creamy.
2
Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until the frosting is well combined and fluffy.
- Assembly
1
Place one of the cooled cake layers on a serving plate or cake stand.
2
Spread a layer of cream cheese frosting over the top of the first layer.
3
Place the second cake layer on top and frost the top and sides of the entire cake with the cream cheese frosting. You can also use a piping bag to create decorative designs if you like.
4
Optional: Decorate the cake with red velvet cake crumbs or sprinkles for a festive touch.
5
Slice and serve your delicious homemade Red Velvet Cake to your special someone for a sweet Valentine's Day treat!

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