One of the most often served desserts at Christmas time is Red Velvet Cake. The color just typifies the holiday season. If you decide to give this easy recipe from About Southern Foods a try, you may end up with a few stains on your apron. Just follow the links to remove the stains and enjoy your cake!
Easy Red Velvet Cake
Grease and flour a 13x10x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350°. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the cake mix, baking soda, buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, vinegar, and food coloring. Beat on low speed until well blended. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched with a finger. Let cool on a rack.
Frost the cooled cake with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with chopped pecans or coconut, if desired.
In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, beat the softened cream cheese and butter together until blended. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in 1 teaspoon of vanilla and enough of the warm water to make a soft, spreadable frosting.
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