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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Red Carpet Cake

Red Carpet Cake
(Also known as Red Velvet Cake)

Cake:
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 oz bottle red food coloring
2 TB cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted 3 times
1 TB vinegar
1 tsp baking soda

Frosting:
1 cup plus 1 TB milk
5 TB flour
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 1/4 tsp vanilla

For the cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and line 2 8 inch round pans with parchment paper.  Cream the butter and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time and mix well.  Mix the food coloring and cocoa together to make a paste and add to the butter/sugar mix.  Add the salt and vanilla to the buttermilk.  Add buttermilk and flour, alternating, starting and ending with the flour mix. 

Mix the vinegar and baking soda together and add to batter.  Divide evenly between the two prepared pans.  Bake for 30-40 minutes.  Let cool for 10 minutes before turning out.

For the frosting: In a double boiler, combine the milk and flour and cook until thickened.  Cool. In a bowl, cream the butter then add the sifted powdered sugar. Mix until combined.  Add the vanilla to the cooled flour mixture and then beat well into the sugar mixture.  Frost away!

Recipe Source: Lillian Ulmer

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