10.22.2011

A *New* Take On Red Velvet

Have you all felt ignored lately?
I am truly sorry!

Since starting Effie's blog,
I have just been so excited and
inspired to create her work ...

...that I haven't had much time
to devote to new recipes for this one.

But, I have one today
that is going to
KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!

In fact ... just go ahead
and remove them completely now!


I recently pinned this recipe
from GuiltTaste.Com ...
the article caught my attention

with it's title :
The Original Red (Wine) Velvet Cake
Here is my take on her recipe:


Ingredients
adapted from Stella Parks

1 1/2 cups Red Wine
1 cup Cinnamon Candies, like Red Hots
 2 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1 lb. Butter, unsalted
2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
3 cups Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
Scrappings of 2 Vanilla Beans
2 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
6 Large Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Method
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place red wine {I used the brand Cupcake, flavor Red Velvet - thought that was fitting!} and cinnamon candies in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Candies will met - set aside to cool.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and cocoa, set aside.
On a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, stir butter, oil, sugar, salt and vanilla beans on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at the time, and mix on low until well combined. In 3 equal parts, add flour and wine, alternating until batter forms and is smooth. Stir in vanilla extract.
Pour batter into greased pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when tested in the center of the cake. Turn out onto a cake plate or stand and let cool. Ice with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting or this Cooked Cream Cheese Frosting.
*NOTE: I used the cooked cream cheese frosting for the first time with this cake and I HIGHLY recommend trying it ... it's so creamy and light on the palate. And, to top it off, it's not even half as sweet as the regular version!!

Did you know that Red Velvet
originally got it's name 
because of it's velvety texture!?

I never would have guessed that ...
most scratch-made Red Velvet's
I've tasted have been lifeless and dry.

Well, not this one
my dears!!
Wow!!


It's the silkiest, moistest
Red Velvet I have ever 
made - or tasted, for that matter!

This recipe has completely
changed my cake perspective!

One just can't go back to
BLAH
when she's reached greatness!!

 My addition of Red Hots really 
take it over the edge ... there's just this deep richness 
of flavor I've never experienced before!


It's quite an amazing cake!
Enjoy and Happy Baking!

3 comments:

Moogie said...

OMG..... this is so amazing. Looks like I'm going to be busy in the kitchen tomorrow.

Kim McCallie said...

This isn't your typical Red Velvet Cake. I love to eat it around the holidays. I'll definitely have to bookmark this recipe and try it out soon. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Can you say that a cake looks stunning? Well, I don't care... this looks stunning!!! And curiously delicious!!!
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