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Red Velvet Cocoa Cake

Wilton Cake Decorating
40 mins
Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 30 mins

Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 ounce Red (no-taste) Icing Color
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Directions

step 1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8 in. round baking pans with Wilton Cake Release or vegetable pan spray. In large mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs and icing color; blend well. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to batter mixture, beating until blended. Stir baking soda into vinegar; fold carefully into batter (do not beat). Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.

step 2

*To sour milk, use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup

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