Thursday, November 27, 2008

Brandon's Amazing Red Velvet Cake

Well, I took my shot at making them this time. I even made them into cupcakes!!!

1 1/2 C. sugar
2 c. oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vinegar
1 oz red food coloring (1 whole bottle!)
2 1/2 Self rising flour
2 Tbsp cocoa
1 C. buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar and oil in small bowl. Add eggs and beat well. Add vinegar and food coloring and beat. In a separate bowl, sift or stir with fork flour and cocoa. Add flour to first mixture. Add buttermilk and 1 tsp of the vanilla and beat well.
Pour into floured cake pan and bake as follows:

2 9in cake pans bake at 350 for 35-40 mins.
12 cupcakes bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

1 stick butter, softened (BUTTER, not margerine)
8 oz cream cheese
1 lb box powdered sugar
1 c. chopped pecans (optional)

Beat cream cheese and butter. Add remaining vanilla. Sift or stir sugar in a bowl. Add to mixture gradually. Add nuts and mix well.

This cake is fabulous!!! And rich! It's surprisingly not that hard to make.

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