What's Your Favorite Holiday Recipe?

by - 11/22/2011 07:34:00 AM

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The holidays are fast approaching... My favorite desserts to make during the holidays is Red Velvet cake. As a child I never tried red velvet cake. I actually found out about this desert as an adult. People in my family raved about how delicious this dessert is...well one year I decided to look for the recipe and give it a try. The first time I tried the recipe below it was gone before I could even get it out the oven. Everyone at my Thanksgiving dinner had a slice reserved and there was actually a waiting list for the next time I made the cake! Now with Thanksgiving a couple of days away. I would love to know your favorite dessert to eat or bake?
2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
2 teaspoons Dutch process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2 ounces red food coloring
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Frosting:

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or margarine, softened
1 pound box confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) cake pans. In a medium bowl or on a piece of waxed paper, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Beat in eggs one at a time. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk. Beat in food coloring and vinegar, then add vanilla. Spread the batter evenly in the pans. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Turn out onto a rack to cool.

For the frosting: In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese and butter. Beat in confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Stir in pecans. Use frosting to fill and ice cake. Slice and serve on individual plates.

What is your favorite dessert to eat or bake?

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  1. I have everything but the food coloring and I may have to try this one. Red Velvet has been my favorite for years but I'm afraid to make one... I pay a soul food restaurant/bakery 55.00 for ONE triple-decker cake (drooling as I think of it). I am going to try your sweet potato pie recipe for my girls this year.

  2. Summer:

    I would give it a try. This is the only recipe I use for red velvet and I love it.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  3. The cake looks like heaven! I have yet to bake one of these, maybe a cupcake version will be daunting :)

  4. That sounds delicious..one of my co-workers makes the best red Velvet..too yummy!

  5. I've yet to attempt this cake. Thaks for intoducing me to the cookbook too.

  6. Mrs. Chic:

    This is my all time favorite cake!

    ~Mrs. Pancakes:

    I could imagine how good it taste.


    If you like red velvet, I would give it a try. This cake is amazing.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  7. Another recipe I am definitely going to give a try!!!

  8. Jonnique:

    This recipe is definitely worth trying!

    ~ Mrs. Delightful


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