Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet cake is an all-time favorite recipe that has a unique cooked frosting that's lusciously creamy.
45 min.prep time
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.
Combine cake flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; stir to mix. Set aside.
Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3/4 cup butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add food color, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk and vinegar, beating at low speed and scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Pour cake batter into prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, combine milk, 2 tablespoons flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 4-6 minutes or until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Cover surface with plastic food wrap; cool at least 1 hour.
Combine 2/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in large bowl ; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, gradually adding cooled flour mixture and scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy. Frost cooled cake.
*Substitute 2 1/8 cups all-purpose flour.
**Substitute 1 tablespoon vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.