Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

There’s nothing quite like a decadent piece of red velvet cake covered in cream cheese frosting is there? I love that it’s a unique flavor all it’s own. You get hints of chocolate paired with vanilla and it has that hint of tang from both the buttermilk in the cake and cream cheese frosting. It’s one of my favorite flavors and I love making it around the holidays because it’s color is so vibrant and festive.

This red velvet cake is soft and moist and it’s one you’ll want to make time and time again. I loved it and I know I’ll be looking for more excuses to make it!

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups (365g) all-purpose flour (whisk flour before measuring)
  • 1/4 cup (25g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups (403g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 oz liquid red food coloring
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 Tbsp salted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups (560g) powdered sugar
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy