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    Red Velvet Cake

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    52 mins

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    22 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    Always make this for Valentine's Day. DH loves it and the kids think it is cool.

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    Cream Cheese Frosting


    1. 1
      Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, vinegar, and vanilla, beating well.
    2. 2
      Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
    3. 3
      Add food coloring, beating until combined.
    4. 4
      Combine flour, and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
    5. 5
      Beat at low speed until blended after each addition.
    6. 6
      Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch cakepans.
    7. 7
      Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
    8. 8
      Cool in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes; remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
    9. 9
      Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
    10. 10
      Cream Cheese Frosting: beat cream cheese and butter until creamy; gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating well.
    11. 11
      Stir in pecans if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 19, 2014

      I made this cake and baked it 10 minutes less which may have been why mine was moist and very tasty.. I have a recipe that uses vegetable oil instead of butter which I like better. My husband does not like cream cheese so I used my butter cream frosting recipe which is perfect because it is not to sweet. Due to the fact that ovens vary, I always start checking anything a little early..

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    • on December 27, 2010


      Excellent cake. It was quite dense, but the entire family loved it for Christmas supper. This was my first attempt ever at making Red Velvet, and I believe it was a success. Super easy recipe that is straight forward. I also used whole milk rather than buttermilk, so I could use it with supper :)

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    • on April 10, 2008

      I was dissappointed. Was hoping for a moist cake but it was dry and dense. The best part of this cake is the cream cheese frosting..delicious. Next time I think I will try a white cake mix and add the buttermilk and food coloring to get a moist cake and use the frosting recipe here.

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    Nutritional Facts for Red Velvet Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (172 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 571.1
    Calories from Fat 211
    Total Fat 23.5 g
    Saturated Fat 13.9 g
    Cholesterol 108.8 mg
    Sodium 438.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 85.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 63.7 g
    Protein 6.3 g

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