valentine red cake

Valentine Red Cake
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vinegar
Fluffy Frosting (see below)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir food coloring, vanilla and cocoa together to form a paste. Beat into batter. Stir salt into buttermilk; add to batter in 3 parts, alternating with flour. Stir baking soda into vinegar; add to batter. Pour batter into 2 prepared (9 inch) pans. Bake about 30 minutes, or until done. Let cool completely before removing from pans. Cut each layer in half to form 4 layers. Frost cake with Fluffy Frosting.
Fluffy Frosting
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Slowly whisk flour and milk together until smooth. Cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat until thick, about 3 minutes. Let cool. Beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Slowly add vanilla. Beat in cooled milk mixture.
Makes enough to frost top and sides of 4 layers.

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Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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