Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This rich, chocolaty Southern favorite has its own culinary mythology: a couple at the Waldorf-Astoria, a shared slice of bright red chocolate cake, a request for the recipe, and the surprise of later finding a $100 charge on their room bill. Maybe all desserts this good deserve a legend.
To prepare cake: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl....
- Yield: 12
- Cooking time: 40 Min
- Publisher: Allrecipes.com
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 tablespoon sugar
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks (see Cake-Baking Tips)
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature (see Cake-Baking Tips), separated
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 ounce red food coloring (4 teaspoons), optional (see Ingredient note)
- 1 cup nonfat buttermilk
- Cream cheese frosting & garnish
- 12 ounces soft light cream cheese
- 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ounce chocolate, grated, for garnish (optional)
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