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 )
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.
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.
I also added the salt at this point
Next add 2 large Eggs
(oops I forgot to photograph this, sorry!)
I mixed 1 C milk with 1 tsp vinegar, to make a buttermilk substitute.
Also, preparing for the vinegar/baking soda mix
Alternating I added the cake flour and milk mixture to the batter
Last, I added the cocoa powder and the vinegar / baking soda. Finished mixing and added half to a oiled and flowered cake pan.
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!)
Now for the cream cheese frosting!
Yummy! Hopefully soon I will make Paula Deen’s as well.