Red Velvet Cake

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Directions Watch how to make this recipe. Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F. Spray 2 (9-inch) round pans with nonstick spray, line the bottom of the pan with...

  • Yield: 2 (9-inch) rounds, 10 to 12 servings
  • Cooking time: 0 Hour 33 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
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  • Nonstick spray
  • 5 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 4 ounces cake flour
  • 1/2 ounce natural cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 fluid ounce red liquid food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 1/2 ounces dark brown sugar
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 whole eggs, room temperature
  • Cream Cheese Frosting, recipe follows
  • 13 1/2 ounces powdered sugar
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher salt

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