Dirty 30, Red and Flirty

By now, you probably realize that today is no ordinary day. Today is our BIRTHDAY! And not just another birthday, it’s Sonia’s dirty 30! This weekend we’re celebrating together with a red velvet cake from this awesome little shop in Sonia’s town. We figured we’d keep with the theme and give you all a tasty red velvet cake to join in! (PS. This is also great for V-Day).

Cake mix

  • 1 box Betty Crocker German cake mix (TRUST ME. I tried making this without the premade mix and it’s just not worth it.)
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1-2 oz. red food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans. Put all of the ingredients in to a mixing bowl,  mix on medium until well blended, and pour directly into cake pans. Now here’s a cool trick I just learned – drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles. (Who knew?!) Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. After about ten minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack (approximately 20 minutes). While they cool, it’s time to blend the frosting.

Frosting

  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 cups confectioners’ sugar

Blend the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla well, then slowly add in the confectioners’ sugar one cup at a time. Once all the sugar is added, blend on medium-high for another minute until it’s a thick consistency.

Put the first layer of cake on a plate and add a layer of frosting on top. Then add the second layer and frost the entire thing to your hearts content. (We give you permission to lick the spoon when you’re done.)

 Red velvet cake

Happy Eating Birthday!, XO

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