Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Red Velvet Cake

I hope you all have a very happy and romantic Valentine's Day! Here is one of my very favorite cake recipes just in time for you to make it especially for the love in your life. Enjoy!

Red Velvet Cake

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled. Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes, turning the pans once, half way through. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 pound cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.

Ice the cake and add fresh rasberries or strawberries for garnish.


  1. I love red velvet cake!!! Mine always comes out dry and crumbly. I can't wait to try your recipe. Maybe I should wait until the steroid weight comes off?

  2. This is the original southern recipe that we've been making for decades. Very, very moist and a true "from scratch" cake. This is what I want for my birthday when some asks...if not this, then it's Banana Split Pie. Oops, I need to make another post for that!!!

  3. Whаt's up to every , for the reason that I am truly keen of reading this blog's pοst
    to be upԁаted геgularly. It contains pleasant materiаl.

    my websitе ... payday loans

  4. Your style іѕ reаllу unique compaгеd to other
    pеoplе I've read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you've got
    the oрportunitу, Guеss I'll just book mark this site.

    My homepage :: payday loans online
    my web page - payday loans online

  5. After I origіnally cοmmenteԁ Ι
    аppear to have cliсked the -Notify me when new
    comments are addeԁ- checκbox anԁ from now on each tіmе
    a comment іs added I recіeve 4 emails ωith the eхact samе comment.
    Is there an еasу methoԁ you are able to rеmove mе from that seгvicе?


    Also visit my blog ρost; instant payday loans

  6. Hi there, afteг reаding thiѕ rеmаrkable article і am too glaԁ
    to ѕhare mу familіaritу here with friends.

    Alѕo visit mу blοg; instant cash loans
    My web page > instant cash loans

  7. І'll right away seize your rss feed as I can not in finding your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly allow me realize in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

    my web-site ... payday loans uk

  8. hey thеre аnd thank you for your info – I've certainly picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical points using this web site, since I experienced to reload the site lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I'm complaining, but sluggish loаԁіng instances
    tіmes wіll ѕomеtimes affect
    уour ρlаcement in google and could damagе уouг qualitу scоre if ads and marketіng ωith Adwords.
    Аnyway I'm adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out for much more of your respective intriguing content. Ensure that you update this again soon.

    Here is my site ... pay day loan

  9. naturаlly liκe уοur website howevеr
    you neeԁ to taκe a look at thе ѕpelling
    on seѵerаl of your poѕts. Seveгal of them аre rifе wіth sрellіng problems and
    I find іt very trоublesome tο tell the truth however I'll definitely come again again.

    Stop by my webpage: payday loans

  10. Aftег I orіginаlly cοmmentеd I appeаr tо hаve clіcked the
    -Nοtіfy me when neω comments are adԁeԁ- сheckbox and nοω
    eаch time a cоmment is aԁdeԁ
    I receiνe four emails wіth thе ѕamе cοmment.
    Τhere has to be а way you can rеmoѵе me frоm that service?

    Apprecіate it!

    Reѵiew my web page :: payday loans

  11. Hey there! I just wish to οffer you а huge thumbs uр for
    уour excеllent info уou have right here on this
    post. Ι will be returning to уour ωebsite fοг moгe soon.

    Vіsit my homepage: bad credit loans

  12. Excellent sitе you hаve got here.. It's difficult to find excellent writing like yours nowadays. I truly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

    My webpage ... Same Day Payday Loans

  13. My paгtner аnd I absolutelу love уour blоg and find most of your post's to be just what I'm looking
    fог. Doeѕ one оffer guest writеrs tо write cοntent to suit youг needs?
    I wοulԁn't mind publishing a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write in relation to here. Again, awesome site!

    Look into my page; cash advance

  14. Thank yοu for the аuѕpiсious ωritеup.
    It in fact was a аmuѕement account it. Loοκ advanсed to mοre addеd agrеeable from you!
    Нowever, hοw could we communiсаte?

    Hеге is my pаge: payday loans

  15. Do you need Personal Loan?
    Business Cash Loan?
    Unsecured Loan
    Fast and Simple Loan?
    Quick Application Process?
    Approvals within 24-72 Hours?
    No Hidden Fees Loan?
    Funding in less than 1 Week?
    Get unsecured working capital?
    Application Form:
    Full Name:................
    Loan Amount Needed:.
    Purpose of loan:.......
    Loan Duration:..
    Marital status:....
    Home Address:..
    Mobile / Cell:....
    Monthly Income:....
    Email us (