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Red Velvet Layer Cake

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2Hours
730Calories
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Description

This is a classic sweet and decadent red velvet cake recipe made with buttermilk and a hint of cocoa, and topped with a soft and buttery cream cheese frosting. But unlike some red velvet cakes, this one is tinted with plant-based red food coloring as an alternative to traditional food dyes, so the color is brownish-red. The cake was created for Juneteenth, and follows the red foods theme that symbolizes bloodshed and resilience of enslaved people. To make it you’ll need two 8-inch round cake pans and parchment paper, plus a pastry bag and #22 or #21 star tip if you want to pipe a frosting border. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Krysten and Marrekus Wilkes of Cooks with Soul.

Ingredients

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12 SERVINGS
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or butter, for greasing pans)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (to measure, spoon flour into cups and scrape level)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably high-fat such as Guittard, Penzey’s or Ghirardelli)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk (shaken)
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring (liquid, plant-based such as Whole Foods; 1 tablespoon is .5 ounce)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (softened, divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
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    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of two 8-inch round cake pans with oil. Line bottoms of pans with parchment rounds and grease top side of paper. Set aside.
    2. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
    3. Combine buttermilk, food coloring, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and the vinegar in a bowl or large measuring cup; set aside.
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    730Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories730Calories from Fat350
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat39g60%
    Saturated Fat22g110%
    Trans Fat0g
    Cholesterol155mg52%
    Sodium510mg21%
    Potassium170mg5%
    Protein8g16%
    Calories from Fat350
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate89g30%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Sugars67g134%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C2%
    Calcium10%
    Iron10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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