Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Three layers of Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting will wow your guests!

Another birthday has come and gone. Katie is pretty predictable when it comes to her birthday cake. It has always been one of three selections: Red Velvet, Tres Leches or Cheesecake. This was a red velvet year…and a three layer cake is a must for a 25th birthday celebration. The subtle chocolate flavor from a bit of cocoa powder in the typical red velvet cake is enough for my girl…and the addition of white chocolate to the frosting provides the “chocolate” that both of us prefer. This is how the Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese was born.

Ingredients

  • 3½ cups cake flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 2¼ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 ounces red food coloring
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2½ teaspoons white vinegar
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, cold
  • 12 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, melted gently in microwave and cooled slightly
  • 6 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake