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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Looking for an easy Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe? Learn how to make Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by nancyseifried

Makes 12 servings



So good!!! Make sure the cold ingredients are at room temp. to ensure an extra fluffly cake and remember to sift the dry ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients for Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 oz. red food coloring
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
175 g reduced fat cream cheese
80 g butter
1 1/4 cup powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt

Recipe Directions for Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour two 9-inch round cake pans or three 8-inch round cake pans.

  2. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside. In a small bowl, mix food coloring and cocoa powder to form a thin paste without lumps; set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla and the red cocoa paste, scraping down the bowl with a spatula as you go. Add one third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beat well, then beat in half of the buttermilk. Beat in another third of flour mixture, then second half of buttermilk. End with the last third of the flour mixture, beat until well combined, making sure to scrape down the bowl with a spatula.

  4. Make sure you have cake pans buttered, floured, and nearby. In a small bowl, mix vinegar and baking soda. Yes, it will fizz! Add it to the cake batter and stir well to combine. Working quickly, divide batter evenly between the cake pans and place them in a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Check early, cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  5. Cool the cakes in their pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. To remove the cakes from the pan, place a wire rack on top of the cake pan and invert, then gently lift the pan. Allow cakes to cool completely before frosting. Frost with buttercream or cream cheese icing (recipe below).

  6. Recipe Notes: *Sift cake flour once before measuring, then sift again with the other dry ingredients per recipe instructions. Wear an apron and be careful with the red food coloring?no matter how hard I try, I always end up staining something! As you?re mixing the cake batter, use a spatula to scrape down the bowl frequently throughout the entire process.

  7. Cream Cheese Frosting

  8. 16 oz. cream cheese (2 packages), softened

  9. 1/2 cup unsalted butter (one stick), softened

  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  11. 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

  12. pinch of salt

  13. With an electric mixer, blend together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Turn mixer to low speed and blend in powdered sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Turn mixer on high and beat until light and fluffy. Use immediately or refrigerate, covered, until ready to use. If refrigerated, the frosting will need to be brought to room temperature before using (after frosting softens up, beat with mixer until smooth).

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Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 130.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
418
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.8g
27%
Saturated Fat
10.9g
54%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
79mg
26%
Sodium
508mg
21%
Potassium
131mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
60.1g
20%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
39.4g
Protein
6.1g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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