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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Why I Love This Recipe

This is our family recipe for Red Velvet Cake, which we always make during the holidays (although it's good any time!) I believe this particular recipe was published in a North Carolina newspaper many, many years ago.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups Wesson oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 oz. red food coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 ounces butter, softened
16 ounces powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup pecans, chopped and toasted

(I usually double the amount of frosting and use about 1.5 of the amount -- I freeze the rest -- but I really like frosting.)


Mix together cream cheese and butter.

Add powered sugar a little at a time until well blended.

Add vanilla and mix well.

Frost cake!

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