Monday, November 7, 2011

Red velvet cake.

My boyfriend requested red velvet cake for his birthday and I was happy to oblige, since it's also my favorite cake! I adapted Bakerella's recipe for both the cake and the frosting.

Sift the following dry ingredients together:

1 cup of all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (gives it a nice nutty flavor)
2 cups white sugar
1 heaping Tbsp Scharffen Berger unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Then mix the following wet ingredients together:

2 eggs
1 1/2 cups oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 oz. red food coloring

Fold in the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until combined. Pour into two well-greased round cake pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. 

The frosting recipe:

8 oz. Neufchatel cheese
1/2 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar

Beat cheese, butter and vanilla together and then slowly add sugar. Beat until creamy! Frost the cakes after they've cooled.

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