Monday, November 26, 2012

Lipstick Kisses Red Velvet Cake with Velvet Frosting

This old Southern favorite is suddenly all the rage across the nation. Nothing says Christmas like this beautiful and decadent red velvet masterpiece of home-made goodness. It’s practically a Christmas decoration in and of itself and everyone knows that it’s long been Santa’s favorite.
Lipstick Kisses Red Velvet Cake
2-1/2 cups self-rising flour
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup (2 1-oz bottles) red food coloring
1 teaspoon white vinegar
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all dry ingredients—flour, soda, sugar, cocoa powder. Add eggs one at the time, mixing well. Add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Spray three (3) 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick coating. Pour batter equally into the three pans and bake for 20 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick. Cool layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Carefully remove layers from pans to racks to cool completely.
Velvet Frosting
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter (must be butter)
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
In a heavy saucepan, whisk together flour and 1/4 cup of the milk until smooth. Whisk in salt and remaining milk. Turn heat to medium and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thick and creamy, which will take a little while. Let it cool completely.
Cream sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy; add to cooked mixture. Beat, high speed, until very fluffy. Frost the cake. Garnish with pecan halves if you like. I like to top it with white chocolate curls and sometimes add a few raspberries dusted with powdered sugar.

Want to show off a little bit? Well just slice those 3 layers and make this majestic 6 tiered version of deliciousness! It's going to blow their ever-loving minds when you slice into it - trust me!
Photo compliments of Southern Living


kelliemurray said...

That looks amazing!!! Now I have a sweet tooth and no sweets in the house LOL. Ya big meany!! =P

Kathleen Richardson said...

Wow, what a dramatic presentation. A cake a hostess could really be proud of.