Valentines Day: Red Velvet Love!

by - 7:08 PM



Hi Beauties,

Continuing on from yesterday's heart shaped cake dilemmas, I come to you with a second option.
I came across this cake, and oh my goodness am I in love! or hunger? I'm not sure, but here we go.
Today's creation is bought to you by the amazing and talented Heather from sprinklebakes.com.


Her recipe to create the magnificent cake above is simple and easy!

Heritage Red Velvet Cake

 Cake: 
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 cups of sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tbsp cocoa powder 
1 1/2 tbsp liquid red food coloring
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cider vinegar



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and lightly flour 2 or 3 round 9" cake pans.

Sift flour and salt together, set aside.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar.  Mix until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time.  Mix well after each addition.  Add the flour mixture to the bowl alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Blend in vanilla.

In a small bowl, mix the 1 1/2 tbsp red food coloring and 1 tbsp cocoa powder until a paste forms.  Add to the sugar and butter mixture.  Mix well.  In a small bowl or condiment cup, stir together the baking soda and cider vinegar.  This will foam and should be put into the batter immediately after well mixed.  After adding the foam mixture, blend on medium-high speed until batter is consistent.

Spoon batter evenly into pans - batter will be very thick!  Level  top of batter with an offset spatula.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cake springs back when pressed in the center.  Turn out on wire racks and cool completely.








Cream cheese frosting:

2 - 8oz packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
4-5 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth.  With the mixer on low, gradually pour in the confectioners' sugar.  Increase the speed to high and beat until light and fluffy.  If mixture is too thick, add a little milk to loosen it.  If it is too thin, add additional powdered sugar or put in the refrigerator to firm up.  


Go Visit her blog & send her some love.
Let me know if you any interesting recipes for this Valentines Day!

xx
Holly


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