Red Velvet Cake

Created by Diane

Red Velvet Cake Recipe

1/2 cup butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

4 Tablespoons Dutch Cocoa

3 large eggs (room temperature)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk (I use dry butter milk)

2 Tablespoons Americolor super-red coloring

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 teaspoon baking soda

In a stand mixer beat butter, add sugar and cream together until smooth.add gs one at a time, mixing in after each addition. Scrape sides add vanilla and mix until incorporated.

Mix flour cocoa and salt together, in a separate bowl mix buttermilk with food coloring. Then add buttermilk mixture along alternating with flour mixture to butter and sugar. Alternating in three additions. Begin and end with flour mixture. Mix vinegar and baking soda let it fizz then add to batter bowl and blend in.

Separate batter into cake pans of our choice.

Bake at 350 unless using darker pans then bake at 325.

The cakes I made were 4x2 3x2 and 2x2. the smaller sized baked for 18 minutes and the 4x2 baked for just over 30 minutes. Test you cake to be sure you do not over bake it. It will them taste dry.