Yo's Blood Red Velvet Cake

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  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Occasions: Birthday, Everyday, Valentines Day, Anniversary, Holidays, Halloween
  • Feeds: 4 pounds of batter. Makes one 9 x 13-inch cake or two 8-inch round cakes

Red Velvet Cake has really been in the spotlight for the past few years. When I decided to make a Human Heart for How To Cake It, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to bake red velvet. I made sure this moist cake was a deep red, by adding a little burgundy food colouring as well. The result is a delicious, deep red velvet cake that no one can resist. Even when it looks like a bloody heart.

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  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups Sugar 
  • 3 Eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 container Red No-Taste Gel Colour 
  • 1 teaspoon Burgundy Gel Colour
  • 3 cups Flour 
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt 
  • 1 1/2 cups Buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cider Vinegar  
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda  
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the inside of your bowl with parchment paper and vegetable shortening.

  • Place butter, oil, sugar, and vanilla in bowl of an electric mixer and beat at medium speed until well-blended. 

  • Whisk flour, cocoa, and salt into a bowl and set aside.   

  • Beat in eggs one at a time. With machine on low, add red and burgundy gel food coloring.

  • Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Beat long enough to combine. 

  • Place baking soda in a small dish, stir in vinegar and add to batter with machine running. 

  • Pour your batter into prepared pans, place in oven and bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool.

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