🍰 Making a Southern Red Velvet Cake: A Step-by-Step Guide 🍰
Making a Southern Red Velvet Cake: A Step-by-Step Guide
Welcome to Grits N Grace, your ultimate guide to Southern cooking and lifestyle. We are thrilled to share with you a step-by-step guide on how to make a delicious Southern Red Velvet Cake. This classic cake is known for its rich flavor and velvety texture, making it a perfect treat for any occasion.
To start off, gather all the necessary ingredients for this recipe. You will need all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, vegetable oil, buttermilk, eggs, red food coloring, vanilla extract, and distilled white vinegar. For the cream cheese frosting, gather cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
Once you have all your ingredients ready, it's time to prep your cake pans. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans. For easier removal, you can also line the bottoms with parchment paper.
Next, mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Set this aside for now.
In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Beat together the sugar and vegetable oil until well mixed. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the red food coloring, vanilla extract, and vinegar.
Now it's time to combine the wet and dry mixtures. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, and mix just until everything is combined.
Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
While the cakes are cooling, prepare the cream cheese frosting. Beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Once the cakes are completely cooled, it's time to assemble and frost the cake. Spread a layer of frosting on top of one cake layer, then place a second layer on top and spread more frosting. Repeat with the third layer, and frost the sides of the cake as well.
Your Southern Red Velvet Cake is now ready to be served and enjoyed! Slice it up and savor the rich and velvety goodness of this classic Southern dessert. Whether it's for a special occasion or just a sweet treat, this cake is sure to impress.
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