Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines Day Anyone?



Happy Valentines Day everyone! Red and chocolate are the themes for the day right? Are raspberries, white chocolate and red velvet good enough for you? How about a white chocolate raspberry cake with lemon butter cream? Or maybe a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting? Super moist slightly chocolately super red dye cake with sweet soft fluffy cream cheese frosting on top. YUM.

RED VELVET CAKE

Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Red food coloring (2 ounces or so)

Icing

  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (That’s 175 degrees for those of you who do the Celsius thing). Prepare 3 round 8 inch cooking pans with cooking spray, flour or oil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugar, oil, and eggs. In a separate bowl, mix food coloring and vinegar with the buttermilk. In a third bowl stir baking soda into flour. Alternate mixtures into one big bowl and mix well. Stir 1 teaspoon vanilla into batter. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove and cool.
  4. Mix together cream cheese, butter or margarine, confectioners’ sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in nuts. Frost once the cake cools

1 comment:

Nikki said...

i ADORE YOU. THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING THE RECIPES. I LOVE RED VELVET CAKE. I CAN COOK MY ASS OFF BUT IM NOT TOO GOOD AT BAKING. BUT IM WORKING ON IT. LOVE THE BLOG. MUAH