Monday, August 30, 2010

Red Velvet Cake

My sweet cousin, Brynnlee, wanted a red velvet cake for her birthday. I'm not that great with cakes, but I gave it the old college try. I searched for some yummy looking recipes, but ended up with one from Brynn's boyfriends mom. I would rather use recipes that people have used and say they're great. And it was! It didn't look that pretty from the outside but it was beautiful and tasty! I love the color such a rich burgundy. It was moist and melted in your mouth. The frosting was pretty good too. So, here ya go! Pretty easy. And worth trying out!

2 1/2 C flour
1/2 C baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 C softened butter
2 C sugar
4 eggs
1 C sour cream
1/2 C milk
1 oz red food coloring
2 tsp vanilla

Mix flour, cocoa, soda and salt together, set aside. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl for about 5 minutes (until fluffy). Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, color, and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Do not over beat. Pour batter into two 9" round cake pans or 24 cupcakes. Bakes at 350* for 35-40 minutes. Let cool before you frost.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
Beat 1 package of cream cheese, 4 T (1/2 stick) softened butter and 2 T sour cream until smooth. Add 2tsp vanilla. Gradually bead in 16 oz powdered sugar.

I put a layer of frosting in the middle of the 2 cakes and then a nice thick layer on top.


Summer Spillane Jordan said...

that one's a tricky one cause of all the red food coloring but an inside tip...freeze the cake before keeps the cake moist and makes it super easy to frost without so many crumbs :) miss you guys!

Brynn said...

The picture doesn't do it justice. Thanks again!!