Red Velvet Cake and Frosting

Red Velvet Cake and Frosting

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  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 5/8 ounce red food coloring


Cream eggs, sugar, oil and vinegar. Sift cake flour and soda together. Add flour while beating. Add milk slowly. While still beating, add vanilla and food coloring. Bake in 3 layers at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Press lightly to check if layers are spongy and done. FROSTING: 1 lb powdered sugar 8 oz cream cheese 1 stick butter 1 tsp vanilla 1 cups chopped pecans Melt cream cheese and butter on very low heat. Add sugar, pecans and vanilla. Mix well and spread over cooled layers, top and sides. If mixture becomes too thick, add a little milk.

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