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Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake
Photo by Ellen Silverman

Ingredients

  • 3-¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbs. red food coloring
  • 1 (2-lb.) bag confectioners’ sugar (about 7-¼ cups)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2-½ sticks (1-¼ cups) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • + 8 more ingredients
    • 2-½ tsp. vanilla extract
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1-¾ cups buttermilk
    • 2 sticks (1 cup) plus 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 1-½ tsp. baking powder
    • 1 (1-lb.) box light brown sugar (about 2-¼ cups)
    • 1-¼ lb. cream cheese, at room temperature
    • ½ tsp. salt

Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 9-inch cake pans with 1 Tbs. of butter each. Add 2 Tbs. of the flour to each pan and shake the pans to coat the bottom and sides. Tap out the excess flour and set the pans aside. Sift the remaining 3 cups of flour with the cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, an...

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