Monday, March 29, 2010

Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Ever since the armadillo cake appeared in the movie "Steel Magnolias", I have been fascinated by red velvet cake. It has such a gorgeous, rich color and an even better taste. But for beginning cake makers, the idea of producing any type of cake that doesn't come out of a box can be quite daunting. Well, I did a bit of searching and ran across a recipe for red velvet cake that starts with a boxed cake mix and ends with a rich, luscious red velvet cake.

2 boxes of french vanilla or white cake mix
2 cups of all purpose flour
2 cups of granulated sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1 cup of Ghiradelli sweet ground chocolate (or 1 cup of chocolate cake mix)
2 and 2/3 cups of water
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 cups of sour cream
6 eggs
1 jar (1 oz) of Wilton's no-taste red food coloring

Place all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and blend. Add the remaining ingredients and mix at medium speed for about two minutes. Place the batter into your greased baking pans and bake at 325 until a toothpick comes out clean. This recipe will make two 8 inch rounds plus two 6 inch rounds for a small two tier cake.

Watch for more recipes that start with boxed cake mixes coming soon and happy baking!

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