Sunday, May 9, 2010


Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful women in my life who are mothers! I love you all.

Red Velvet Cake

15 1/2 ounces all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons coco powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
13 ounces sugar
1 1/4 buttermilk
3 eggs
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 1/4 teaspoons white vinegar
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder into a bowl and set aside. In the bowl of a mixer-mix oil, sugar and buttermilk until combined. Add eggs, food coloring, vinegar, vanilla and water and mix well. Add the dry ingredients a little at a time on low, scraping the sides occasionally until combined.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted int the middle comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting (this recipe makes A LOT)

1 1/2 pounds cream cheese-room temp
1 pound butter-room temp
2 pounds powdered sugar-sifted
1 tablespoon vanilla

Whip the butter and cream cheese together in a mixer until creamed. Gradually add powdered sugar to the mixture and scrape down the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.

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