Sunday, February 5, 2012

8 Red Velvet Sheet Cake with That's The Best Frosting I've Ever Had

This Red Velvet Sheet Cake could be made with the Cream Cheese Icing I used a couple of days ago, but to switch things up I want to introduce you to one of our favorite frosting recipes. . . ever!
I hope you have a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday! :-)
Red Velvet Cake
For the cake:
2½ cups cake flour
1½ cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1½ cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp. (1 oz.) liquid red food coloring
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. distilled white vinegar
Preheat the oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl, combine the cake flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt; whisk to blend.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk, food coloring, vanilla and vinegar.  Beat on medium speed until well blended.  Mix in the dry ingredients on low speed and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Coat a cookie sheet in Pam and then pour the batter in the cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before icing!
Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats 

That's The Best Frosting I've Ever Had. . .
5 Tablespoons Flour
1 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Butter
1 cup Granulated Sugar (not Powdered Sugar!)
Bake your favorite chocolate cake and let it cool.
In a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. You want it to be very thick, thicker than cake mix, more like a brownie mix is. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. (If I'm in a hurry, I place the saucepan over ice in the sink for about 10 minutes or so until the mixture cools.) It must be completely cool before you use it in the next step. Stir in vanilla.
While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. You don't want any sugar graininess left. Then add the completely cooled milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat the living daylights out of it. If it looks separated, you haven't beaten it enough! Beat it until it all combines and resembles whipped cream.
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  1. That frosting does look good! Usually I'm a cream cheese frosting type person, but the name of this frosting kinda intrigues me. :)

  2. oh yum elizabeth ann, i love red velvet cake and if you say the best cream cheese frosting then i definitely have to make it :-)

  3. Oh my these look delicious! I love anything red velvet, and cream cheese frosting by far my favorite!

  4. Heaven on my plate! I can't wait to try these!

  5. I love the name of the icing! It says it all! I am definitely saving this recipe!

  6. I came across your blog from "Racing Towards Joy" and I couldn't leave without becoming a follower of yours. After all, we have the exact same name...spelling and all. My sons name is "Nate" (nickname), you love to bake and you have faith. Good combination. lol. Can't wait to sift through your recipes. ;)

  7. I did have a wonderfull super bowl sunday. Thank you for asking.

  8. That sounds amazing! I love red velvet and the frosting sounds great! I've never thought to use flour in a frosting. I will have to try this! Hope you are having a great day!


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