Red Velvet Cake

Devil’s food cake? Evident that the devil once belonged to heaven. The cake stands as a testimony!

Dramatic, sinful, red, luscious and intriguing: A perfect combination to be called ‘the sinful tempting little thing’.  Devil’s own cake, as it is called, “The Dictionary of American Food and Drink” describes it as ‘Devil’s Food Cake’ owing to its rich and delicious nature that according to moralists must be to some extent sinful. To me it seems more like a beauty on its own. A thing that is beautiful in its own way for no reason. Like Marilyn Monroe or Rita Hayworth. Or for that matter of fact, a delicious looking plum colored lipstick or even a freshly plucked plum.

Infused with a mild chocolate flavor and pristine white frosting, this is honestly a treat. I was in a hurry to taste so, I topped it with a little melted white chocolate and granulated sugar. You can try a fluffy white frosting to get the best of this little devil. Oh, excusez moi, the devil’s food cake.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½  Cups cake flour
  • 1 Cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 ½ Cups sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Cocoa powder
  • 1teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Salt

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour your cake pans. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.  In a small bowl, mix food coloring and cocoa powder to form a thin paste without lumps and set aside.In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs, one at a time. Follow with vanilla and the red cocoa paste. Add flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture in alternate turns. In a small bowl, mix vinegar and baking soda. Add it to the cake batter and stir well to combine.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Little devil made me so sleepy! Have a great weekend.

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