Saturday, December 20, 2014

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas Cake...

Well, actually of a red velvet cake with dreamy cream cheese frosting. It's the perfect Christmas cake.



Red Velvet Cake 
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 oz. red food coloring 


Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans.
3. Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl. Add remaining liquid ingredients and whisk together until blended. Set aside.
4. Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together.
5. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.
6. Pour into cake pans and then drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.
7. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
8. After about ten minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack. 

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups confectioners’ sugar

1. Sift sugar and set aside.
2. Beat cream cheese and butter on high until creamy. Add vanilla. Then add the sugar in batches, scraping down the sides in between each addition.
3. Frost & decorate your cake!