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The Best Red Velvet Cake You've Ever Had

Posted by on Aug. 5, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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The Best Red Velvet Cake You've Ever Had

by Nicole Fabian-Weber 

red velvet layer cakeI'm going to say something controversial here: I'm not the biggest fan of red velvet. I mean, I think it's good, but I'd never choose it if I had a plethora of other sweets to pick from. That said, things change when it's a layered red velvet berry cake. There's all kinds of goodness going on there.

Whether you're a die-hard red velvet/cream cheese frosting fan, or merely jonesing for something new, this unbelievably tasty, incredibly beautiful layered red velvet berry cake is totally worth trying. Trust me.

Red Velvet Berry Cake

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour (sifted, then measured)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs

Frosting:

  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2-pint baskets fresh raspberries
  • 3 1/2-pint baskets fresh blueberries
Instructions:

For cake:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour two 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Sift sifted flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into medium bowl. Whisk buttermilk, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla in small bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each addition. Beat in dry ingredients in 4 additions alternately with buttermilk mixture in 3 additions.

2. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 27 minutes. Cool in pans on racks 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto racks; cool completely.

For frosting:

1. Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.

2. Place 1 cake layer, flat side up, on platter. Spread 1 cup frosting over top of cake. Arrange 1 basket raspberries and 1/2 basket blueberries atop frosting, pressing lightly to adhere. Top with second cake layer, flat side down. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Arrange remaining berries decoratively over top of cake. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving.)

Do you like Red Velvet Cake?

What is the best cake you have ever had?

by on Aug. 5, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Aug. 5, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Yum. Love red velvet cake, that was 1 of our wedding cake layers.

OliviaW.
by on Aug. 5, 2013 at 11:48 AM

I really like red velvet cake cookies. That looks really good though.

shivasgirl
by Angela on Aug. 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM

I cant stand red velvert cake, all that dye makes the cake bitter to me

periwinkle163
by Mandy on Aug. 5, 2013 at 10:15 PM

 I really like red-velvet cake.

mylilprincesses
by Paula on Aug. 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

 YUM!

SweetLuci
by Luci on Aug. 6, 2013 at 2:06 AM

 I love red velvet cake, the best is the one I make. I use oil instead of butter, to make it super moist.

ZsMommy
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 2:53 AM

Okay-call me odd-but I just don't get the massive appeal-it's red lightly chocolate flavored cake.

It's pretty,but doesn't have enough chocolate flavor for me.


Kimberly954
by on Aug. 6, 2013 at 9:29 AM

I like red velvet but try to stay away from dyes. I have seen one using beet juice.

aj_mom
by Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Sounds delicious

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