I made my second attempt at Red Velvet Cake. I think the first time I made it, it had every off putting issue that a cake can contain. The cake was dry, it tasted of heavy red die, and the icing was lumpy. Could anything else be wrong with a cake? I’m not sure, but if so, that was my cake.
This time I decided to look for a recipe that was tried and true, and a money maker. I decided to use Cake Man Raven’s recipe This specific recipe seemed simple, though I was nervous about adding 2 tablespoons of red food coloring. And I decided to use a Martha Stewart recipe for the cream cheese frosting, you know there is no better frosting for red velvet cakes.
First I sifted all of the dry ingredients: baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, and flour
I mix the wet ingredients separately: eggs, red food coloring, buttermilk, vanilla, vinegar, and oil (I forgot to mix my oil with the wet ingredients until I starting mixing the dry
But I fixed it and it was all good
After I oiled and floured the pans I divided the batter amongst the 3 layer cake with the batter
To make the frosting, I beat room temperature butter and cream cheese with powdered sugar (1 stick of butter, 1 stick of cream cheese and 1 cup of powdered sugar with about a teaspoon of vanilla extract)
I was hesitant to serve it because it wasn’t pretty with beautiful decorations, but have you seen Momofuku Milk Bar cakes, they are amazing, with no traditional decorations. I learned its called naked cakes… who knew naked cakes was a thing?
Here is how my cake turned out, I think I have the next winning entry at the family reunion bake off:
This recipe is a no fail recipe, trust me.