Red Velvet Cake (Recipe from Lexi DeBaltzo)
2 sticks softened butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 t. vanilla
1 oz. red food coloring
3 T. cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups flour (regular flour because cake flour will make them flat)
1 t. salt (1/2 tsp. salt if you use salted butter)
1 t. baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 T. vinegar
Preheat oven to 350
Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Make a paste of cocoa and red food coloring. Add to butter mixture.
Combine flour, soda and salt in separate bowl.
Combine buttermilk with vinegar in separate bowl.
Alternate adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture into the butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. *The batter will be thick* Pour into prepared cake pan (greased) or cupcake pan (with liners). Bake until done.
(I know its traditional to do cream cheese frosting with red velvet but I am a cream cheese hater so I vetoed that)
1/3 cup softened butter
3 cups powdered sugar
3 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Blend until smooth.