Monday, March 4, 2013

One Bowl Red Velvet Cake


Red Velvet cake is very popular theses days. From weddings to birthdays to the average bakery menu, red velvet has made a large spike in popularity as of late. I recently went to a birthday party and needed something to bring along. I had just cleaned the kitchen and felt no great desire to make it a disaster again. Hmmm... what to make?

I remembered a red velvet cake recipe that looked really good, but I had never made it before and it needed some changes. It seemed risky, but the party was right next to a grocery store. With a backup plan in mind I decided to take my chances and alter a new creation. The cake was very moist and delicious with the perfect amount of chocolaty goodness. Not to mention it can be made in one bowl for easy cleanup!

I used a cute new pan I got from Linda at Mykindofcooking.com for Christmas. The bake time will be the same for two 9 inch pans, but you will need to shorten it if you are making red velvet cupcakes.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup of plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vinegar 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon red food coloring
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour



Combine all the ingredients together mixing well after the addition of each thing. Mix the flour in 3 batches and be sure to not over mix.

Bake in a pan of your choice for about 30 to 50 minutes  in a 350 degree oven until the edges are browned and a cake tester comes out clean when tested in the center.


Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting once the cake has cooled completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
1 stick of butter, softened
1 /2 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups of powdered sugar

Blend the first three ingredients together with an electric mixer until they are light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Then carefully add the powdered sugar and continue mixing for another minute or so. Frost the cake when it is completely cooled.

1 comment:

  1. I needed a good Red Velvet cake recipe! I am going to break out my pan too and make this recipe for an upcoming potluck!

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