red  velvet cake with cream cheese frosting

red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting

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Edited on Dec 29, 2008

This cake a has a great chocolate flavor and rich red color great for any holiday or party


3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup Nestles Unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
14 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons cool unsalted butter cut into chunks
2 large eggs at room temp separated
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 oz cream cheese
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 oz chocolate grated for garnish
1/2 oz red food color


To prepare cake preheat oven to 375 coat 2 9 inch round cake pans coated
with cooking spray.

Whisk all purpose flour , whole wheat flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt
in a medium bowl.

Beat sugar, and butter in a large bowl with a electric mixer on medium speed until crumbly about 2 minutes , Beat in egg yolks one at a time
then food coloring and vanilla.

until smooth. Beat in half the buttermilk on low speed until smooth
then half the flour mixture scrape down the sides of the bowl then beat in the remaining flour mixture just until combined.

Clean and dry beaters beat egg whites in a clean medium bowl at high speed until soft peeks form . With a rubber spatula gently fold in egg whites into batter until just incorporated. using long even strokes Divide the batter between the prepared pans spreading to the edges Gently rap the pans against the counter once or twice to settle batter.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. then invert the layers onto the rack , remove the pans and let cool to room temp.
To make frosting beat cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl with a electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
Place one cake layer top-side down on serving plate cover with half the frosting spreading just to the edges. Set the second layer on top top side down Spread the remaining frosting on the top only.
sprinkle with grated chocolate if desired.
makes 12 servings .

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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