Friday, December 26, 2008

More Christmas pics and Red Velvet Cake

I hope all of you have had a wonderful and blessed Christmas. Ours has been full of food, family and fun. I just wanted to invite you into my home once more and this time I'll give ya a slice of cake ;-) Enjoy!

This is my dining room.....we never ate off the Christmas dishes this year!

Master Bathroom

Now for the Red Velvet Cake. What I've learned over the years is that most people have a love/hate relationship with this cake. They either LOVE it or they HATE it. My 5 year old daughter is on the love end of this well as myself!

7-layer Red Velvet Cake
(Paula Deen)

2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup whole buttermilk (I can never find whole b-milk, so I use fat free)
2 large eggs
1 (1oz) bottle red food coloring
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon vinegar

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 cup butter, softened
1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
7 cups confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) cake pans. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Beat in oil, buttermilk, and eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in food coloring, vanilla, and vinegar. Pour 3/4 cup of cake batter into each cake pan, turning to distribute evenly. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes; remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.
Wash and dry pans; repeat procedure with remaining batter until all layers are baked. Spread cream cheese frosting evenly between layers and on top and sides of cake.
For the icing: In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.


Robin Lynne said...

I'm sad to say I'm on the 'hate' end of it, lol. I mean - I looove how it looks, but the taste... it's odd to me. (I think it's the icing - I'm not a big cream cheese fan.)

Beautiful pictures/home! :)

Jeni said...

I definately LOVE Red Velvet cake, I made this a few weeks ago and was shocked to hear how many people at the party had NEVER had a red velvet cake!???

I LOVE your decorations, especially your dining room table!!!

Lori said...

Hey there I just found your blog and I LOVE IT!!! Love your home! thanks for sharing!!

Don't you just LOVE Paula Deen?? I would love to have her pots and pans set!! She has some new items out now too that I would love to have also!!
And a stick of BUTTER in EVERYTHING!!! That cake looks good, in the past when I have seen her make this is looks like alot of work??? Glad to see yours turn out sooo pretty!!! Do you deliver?? LOL!!!

Many blessings,stop on by and say Hi I would love to have you visit and let me know IF you would like to to swap links....????

Many blesssings and God Bless....


Tam said...

Happy New Year! May it be a year BLESSED for us ALL!

Rambling Girl said...

Yummy this is so good! I have not tried her recipe but think I will try it. I love of my favorite cakes. New to your blog but will be back. Came over from Shannon's page.

Nicole said...

I did look at this, but have been terrible about leaving comments lately! It's so pretty with all those layers!!