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The BEST Red Velvet Cake from Divas Can Cook

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“This recipe from Divas Can Cook is TO DIE FOR! The BEST cake I've ever made, the second best I've ever eaten (next to my wedding cake :). I only used 15 drops of red food coloring because I ran out. Next time I won't add any because I don't like dyes in my food. Make it with the Divas Can Cook Cream Cheese frosting I've posted. She says: This is the best red velvet cake I’ve ever had! Super moist with the perfect, classic red velvet taste. Everybody that I make this for loves it!! Hopefully you will too!”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
1 Two Tier Cake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and vegetable oil.
  4. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring until combined.
  5. Stir in the coffee and white vinegar.
  6. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients a little at time, mixing after each addition, just until combined.
  7. Generously grease and flour two round cake pans with crisco and flour.
  8. Pour the batter evenly into each pan.
  9. Bake in the middle rack for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not over bake as cake will continue to cook as it cools.
  10. Let cool on a cooling rack until the pan are warm to the touch.
  11. Slide a knife or offset spatula around the inside of the pans to loosen the cake from the pan.
  12. Remove the cakes from the pan and let them cool.
  13. Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting when the cakes have cooled completely.

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