Saturday, November 29, 2008

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake
(Super Moist & Yummy!)

We had so many desserts to choose from this Thanksgiving. I made a few pumpkin pies and Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Pie plus her Apple Pie which you can find on her website My Dad also made homemade raisin bars but my personal favorite was this cake that my sister-in-law made.

I'm not a big fan of using much food coloring in my recipes but this was really good. Not sure how it would look if I left out the coloring but I may have to try next time.


2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cocoa
3/4 cup oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 bottle red food coloring
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt & cocoa into a bowl.
Cream oil & sugar.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add food coloring & mix until well blended.
Combine buttermilk and baking soda & then add it to the oil-sugar mixture alternately with the dry ingredients.
Add vinegar & vanilla and mix well.
Spoon into two greased 9-inch round pans.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until done. DO NOT OVERBAKE!
Ice with cream cheese icing & ENJOY!

Cream Cheese Icing

2 (8oz.) cream cheese
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup butter
2 pounds confectioner's sugar
Combine cream cheese, butter & vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Gradually add sugar while beating.
Sprinkle top with chopped nuts if desired.

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