"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." - James Beard

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Red Velvet Cake

This dessert is a must for any Christmas party. I made it last year when we had some friends over around Christmas. I am planning to make red velvet cupcakes this year for a girls Holiday party! This is a really easy recipe, even if you've never made a layered cake before. It comes from Patsy Smith's cookbook, A Cookbook for my Southern Daughter.

Red Velvet Cupcakes
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 eggs
1 (1 oz) bottle of red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla

Sift together dry ingredients. Add other ingredients in order and mix thoroughly. Bake in 2 greased and floured 8 inch pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Frost.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup margarine
8 ounces cream cheese
1 box powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans

Let margarine and cream cheese soften at room temperature. Cream well; add sugar and continue beating until smooth. Add vanilla and nuts. Spread on cake. (Nuts are optional.)

1 comment:

  1. Great to see you tonight! I will definitely be making red velvet cupcakes very soon! Yum...


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