Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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


Submitted by apinkpony

Makes 12 servings



From the New York Times. Delicious, but you can feel your arteries clog and your butt enlarge.

Recipe Ingredients for Red Velvet Cake


Cake:
3 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (not Dutch process)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups canola oil
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
6 tablespoons (3 ounces, 1/4 cup plus 2 tbl) red food coloring
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar

Frosting:
2 cups heavy cream, cold
12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
12 ounces mascarpone
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Recipe Directions for Red Velvet Cake

  1. For Cake

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 3 round 9-inch layer cake pans and line bottoms with parchment.

  3. Whisk cake flour, cocoa and salt in a bowl.

  4. Place oil and sugar in bowl of an electric mixer and beat at medium speed until well-blended. Beat in eggs one at a time. With machine on low, very slowly add red food coloring. (Take care: it may splash.) Add vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk in two batches. Scrape down bowl and beat just long enough to combine.

  5. Place baking soda in a small dish, stir in vinegar and add to batter with machine running. Beat for 10 seconds.

  6. Divide batter among pans, place in oven and bake until a cake tester comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool in pans 20 minutes. Then remove from pans, flip layers over and peel off parchment. Cool completely before frosting.

  7. For Frosting

  8. Softly whip cream by hand, in electric mixer or in food processor. Cover in bowl and refrigerate.

  9. Blend cream cheese and mascarpone in food processor or electric mixer until smooth. Add vanilla, pulse briefly, and add confectioners? sugar. Blend well.

  10. Transfer cream cheese mixture to bowl; fold in whipped cream. Refrigerate until needed.

Categories

Dessert, American-Southern, Fourth of July, Valentine's Day, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 254.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
913
Calories from Fat
536
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
59.6g
92%
Saturated Fat
16.7g
84%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
127mg
42%
Sodium
662mg
28%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
85.7g
29%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
53.8g
Protein
12.6g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 14% Iron 16%
* 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
F
    Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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