Red Velvet cake is traditionally a red, red-brown, or “mahogany” colored layer cake, layered with white cream cheese icing or Ermine frosting. It has a distinctive fluffy texture owing to the gas-producing reaction of alkaline buttermilk with acidic vinegar and/or acidic non-alkalized cocoa.
You know that this cake is also used for a special occasion. The cake is commonly served on Christmas or Valentine’s Day.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the pans
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pans
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon red food coloring
- Cream Cheese Frosting
Step 1: First of all, you need to heat oven to 350° F.
Step 2: Butter two 8-inch round cake pans and dust with flour, tapping out the excess.
Step 3: Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl: set aside.
Step 4: Beat the butter and sugar on medium-high using an electric mixer until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 5: Until incorporated beat in the eggs, vinegar, vanilla, and food coloring , scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Step 6: Now, you need to reduce mixer speed to low.
Step 7: Add the flour mixture in 3 additions and the buttermilk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
Step 8: Mix just until combined.
Note: Do not overmix.
Step 9: Divide the batter between bake and the prepared pans until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
Step 10: For 15 minutes, cool the cakes in the pans, then turn out onto racks to cool completely.
Step 11: Now, you need to transfer one of the cooled cakes to a plate and spread with 1 to 1½ cups of the frosting.
Step 12: Top with the remaining cake and spread the top and sides with the remaining frosting.
Step 13: Finally, you need to refrigerate it for 30 minutes before serving.
Now, it’s time to serve Red Velvet Cake. This recipe is so easy to make at your home. Enjoy it with your family and friends.