Red Velvet Cake II

Red Velvet Cake II

This recipe makes a red cake frosted with cream cheese frosting to stand as a bright spot on your holiday table.


693 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 86.4g; fat 37.1g; cholesterol 72.7mg; sodium 579.1mg.

prep:30 mins

cook:30 mins

additional:30 mins

total:1 hr 30 mins

Servings:12

Yield:1 - 8 inch layer cake


Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups self-rising flour
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 ounces red food coloring
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

1. Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 inch round pans.

2. Step

In a large bowl, mix together sugar, oil, and eggs. Add food coloring and vinegar to buttermilk. Add baking soda to flour. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixtures alternately to the sugar mixture. Mix well. Stir 1 teaspoon vanilla into batter. Pour batter into prepared pans.

3. Step

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done. Remove from oven, and cool on wire racks.

4. Step

Mix together cream cheese, butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in nuts. Frost cooled cake.


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