Simple Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Simple Red Velvet Cake
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  1. CAKE:.
  2. Move oven rack to center of oven.
  3. Preheat to 350 degrees.
  4. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans with shortening, then sprinkle with flour.
  5. Remove excess flour.
  6. Set pans aside.
  7. Place cake mix, sour cream, water, oil, food coloring, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  8. Mix with electric mixer on low for 1-2 minutes. Stop.
  9. Scrape sides of bowl.
  10. Mix on medium speed for 2-3 additional minutes.
  11. Divide batter among the prepared cake pans.
  12. Place pans in oven.
  13. Bake cakes about 25-30 minutes.
  14. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.
  15. Run a dinner knife around the edge of each layer and turn each layer upside down onto a wire rack, then turn the cakes right side up on another rack.
  16. Cool completely, 30-45 minutes.
  17. FROSTING:.
  18. Place cream cheese and butter in a large bowl.
  19. Mix with an electric mixer on low, about 30-45 seconds. Stop mixer.
  20. Add confectioner's sugar a little bit at a time, mixing on low speed until the sugar is well mixed, 1-2 minutes.
  21. Add the vanilla.
  22. Mix on medium speed until fluffy, about 1-2 more minutes.
  23. Place one cake layer, right side up, on a serving platter or cake plate.
  24. Spread top with the frosting.
  25. Put second layer, on top of first layer and frost the top and sides.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 342.14 Kcal (1432 kJ)
Calories from fat 109.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.22g 19%
Cholesterol 52.94mg 18%
Sodium 44.04mg 2%
Potassium 50.61mg 1%
Total Carbs 58.12g 19%
Sugars 55.21g 221%
Dietary Fiber 0.04g 0%
Protein 1.9g 4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 32.5mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 341.94 Kcal (1432 kJ)
Calories from fat 109.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.21g 19%
Cholesterol 52.9mg 18%
Sodium 44.02mg 2%
Potassium 50.58mg 1%
Total Carbs 58.08g 19%
Sugars 55.18g 221%
Dietary Fiber 0.04g 0%
Protein 1.89g 4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 32.5mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.9
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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