I don't want it to be too dry. Also a nice, firm, cream cheese icing recipe would be much appreciated.
I would just love to find a tasty red velvet recipe. All of them I have tried have been gross.
Looks like I'm going to go the easy route and use boxed red velvet mix with Margie's Incredible Chocolate Cake recipe. It will taste good, at least, even if it's not "real" red velvet...
Hi! I have a pretty good recipe that bakes up firm and moist. (You can see from the oil that it would be difficult to make it dry! )
Grease and flour 3 cake pans. (I also always wax paper the bottom of the pans.)
2 cups sugar
2 cups wesson oil
Add and beat well:
2 eggs (beaten)
Mix the following together in a cup and then add to the sugar mixture:
2 1 oz. bottles of red food coloring
1 teasoon apple cider vinager
2 teaspoons cocoa
Sift the following dry ingredients together:
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Add sifted flour to sugar mixture alternately with:
1 cup buttermilk (whole-fat!)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Recipe calls to bake at 350 for 35 minutes. However, I always reduce the temp for my cakes. I do this one at 325. I also check long before 35 minutes.
For the icing to decorate I just increase the percentage of powdered sugar to butter.