Red Velvet Cake

After my errands today I decided to make a Red Velvet Cake. I have my recipe I have adapted and used for a couple years now for my bakery Elle and Olle’s Goodies and Noms but this week on Pintrest I saw both Paula Deen and The Pioneer Woman’s recipes for Red Velvet and wanted to try theirs; so today I am baking Ree’s ( The Pioneer Woman )

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Here is Ree’s in this link she made it into a sheet cake where as in her book I used it is a layer cake. Though she says it is basically the same recipe.

(I should’ve taken this pictures as one group shot, oops!)
Anyway, first I creamed the butter and sugar.

1/2 pound (2 sticks) Butter
1 3/4 C. White Sugar
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I like to add the food color into the fat ( this is different than Ree’s directions)
And the vanilla. This vanilla paste (pictured) is my absolute favorite thing I have ever found for baking. It is INCREDIBLE, I highly recommend ordering some. Especially if you like making Creme Brûlée or Vanilla cheesecake.

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I also added the salt at this point

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Next add 2 large Eggs
(oops I forgot to photograph this, sorry!)

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I mixed 1 C milk with 1 tsp vinegar, to make a buttermilk substitute.
Also, preparing for the vinegar/baking soda mix

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Alternating I added the cake flour and milk mixture to the batter

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Last, I added the cocoa powder and the vinegar / baking soda. Finished mixing and added half to a oiled and flowered cake pan.

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This only thing I don’t like about the oiled and flowered pan is the residue it leaves on the cake. Next time I will go back to oil and parchment ( Ree only has cooking spray in her directions, I should’ve listened!)

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Now for the cream cheese frosting!

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Yummy! Hopefully soon I will make Paula Deen’s as well.

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