Simple Red Velvet Cake

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READY IN: 33mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • CAKE:
  • Move oven rack to center of oven.
  • Preheat to 350 degrees.
  • Grease two 9-inch round cake pans with shortening, then sprinkle with flour.
  • Remove excess flour.
  • Set pans aside.
  • Place cake mix, sour cream, water, oil, food coloring, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  • Mix with electric mixer on low for 1-2 minutes. Stop.
  • Scrape sides of bowl.
  • Mix on medium speed for 2-3 additional minutes.
  • Divide batter among the prepared cake pans.
  • Place pans in oven.
  • Bake cakes about 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.
  • Run a dinner knife around the edge of each layer and turn each layer upside down onto a wire rack, then turn the cakes right side up on another rack.
  • Cool completely, 30-45 minutes.
  • FROSTING:
  • Place cream cheese and butter in a large bowl.
  • Mix with an electric mixer on low, about 30-45 seconds. Stop mixer.
  • Add confectioner's sugar a little bit at a time, mixing on low speed until the sugar is well mixed, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla.
  • Mix on medium speed until fluffy, about 1-2 more minutes.
  • Place one cake layer, right side up, on a serving platter or cake plate.
  • Spread top with the frosting.
  • Put second layer, on top of first layer and frost the top and sides.
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