Tuesday, December 29, 2009
MAMA'S RED VELVET CAKE
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 large pkg. vanilla instant pudding
1 1/2 cups milk
2 (2oz.) bottles red food coloring
2 tsp. cocoa
1 stick butter, softened and halved
1 (8oz.) pkg. cream cheese. softened
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Add cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, milk, food coloring and cocoa to 1/2 stick of the butter in bowl. mixing well. Pour into 3 greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, remove and cool completely.
Combine remaining 1/2 stick butter and cream cheese in bowl, mixing well. Add confectioner's sugar and vanilla, mixing well. Spread between layers and over top of cake.
"Sin and red velvet go well together (remember Scarlett O’Hara’s scandalous party dress?) Like sin, Red Velvet cake is shocking at first, then intriguing, then irresistible. When you succumb to the temptation of it, it’s easy to you lose yourself in its delicious sweetness, mindless of the consequences. And when you wake from your frosting-coated fugue to find your platter empty and yourself filled with remorse (and cake), you swear oaths of abstinence, restraint, and moderation — until the next irresistible temptation comes along."-from 'Hugging the Coast.com'
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