Here’s the recipe I used for the Red Velvet Cake I made for Christmas dinner. It would also be a pretty cake for Valentine’s Day too. Sorry the pic is so washed out.
Of course I used Paula Deen’s recipe. You can’t go wrong with Paula. I did change a few things though.
2oz. red food coloring
2 sticks butter
2-1/2C cake flour
½ tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs; add sugar. Mix cocoa and food coloring. Add to butter and egg mixture; mix well. Sift together flour and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine soda and vinegar and add to mixture. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9” round pans. Bake for 20-25 min, or till tester comes out clean…do not overcook or the cake will be dry.
16oz. cream cheese, softened
2 sticks of butter, softened
1lb powdered sugar
2C marshmallow cream
Dash of coconut extract
Blend cream cheese and butter. Add marshmallow, sugar, and a dash of coconut to taste.
Red velvet cake is a dense cake…not fluffy.