Red Velvet Cake

Dinner, then Dessert

Ready in: 40 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
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  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
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  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
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  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
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  • 2 cups sugar
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  • 4 large eggs
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  • 1 cup sour cream
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  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
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  • 1 ounce red food color
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  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
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Steps

  • Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda into a large bowl and add the baking soda to it.
  • In a stand mixer whisk together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add in the eggs one at a time.
  • Whisk in the sour cream, milk, red food coloring and vanilla then add in the flour until just barely mixed in (do not overmix).
  • Pour into two 9-inch cake pans and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and let cool completely before frosting.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 437.43  cal  (21.87%)
  • Fat: 22.01  g  (33.87%)
  • Saturated Fat: 12.96  g  (81.0%)
  • Carbohydrates: 54.92  g  (18.31%)
  • Sugar: 34.65  g  (38.5%)
  • Cholesterol: 122.05  mg  (40.68%)
  • Sodium: 244.3  mg  (10.62%)
  • Alcohol: 0.37  g  (2.07%)
  • Caffeine: 5.49  mg  (1.83%)
  • Protein: 6.84  g  (13.68%)
  • Selenium: 17.74  µg  (25.34%)
  • Manganese: 0.31  mg  (15.53%)
  • Vitamin A: 711.22  IU  (14.22%)
  • Phosphorus: 115.36  mg  (11.54%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.17  mg  (10.1%)
  • Copper: 0.16  mg  (8.19%)
  • Magnesium: 24.13  mg  (6.03%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.87  µg  (5.79%)
  • Fiber: 1.42  g  (5.67%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.84  mg  (5.57%)
  • Calcium: 55.18  mg  (5.52%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.53  mg  (5.33%)
  • Iron: 0.95  mg  (5.3%)
  • Folate: 20.65  µg  (5.16%)
  • Zinc: 0.76  mg  (5.07%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.3  µg  (5.0%)
  • Potassium: 135.89  mg  (3.88%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.06  mg  (3.0%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.04  mg  (2.86%)
  • Vitamin B3: 0.37  mg  (1.85%)
  • Vitamin K: 1.89  µg  (1.8%)

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