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Purple velvet cake with cream cheese frosting

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Ingredients Purple Velvet Cake:



2 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of cocoa powder
1 and 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
1 cup of buttermilk, at room temperature
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tbsp of red food coloring
1 tsp of white distilled vinegar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tsp (or more, as needed for color) of purple food coloring

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For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 pound of cream cheese, softened
2 sticks of unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp of vanilla extract
4 cups of sifted confectioners’ sugar



Directions:



Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
In a large bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, buttermilk, eggs, red and purple food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla until smooth.
Gradually mix in dry ingredients, stirring until the batter is smooth.
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Let cakes cool in pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy.
Frost the cake layers and assemble the cake.
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes + cooling | Kcal: 640 kcal/serving | Servings: 12 servings

Expert Tips:

Color Intensity: Adjust the amount of purple food coloring based on your desired hue. For a deeper purple, add a bit more coloring a drop at a time.
Smooth Frosting: For the silkiest frosting, ensure your cream cheese and butter are at room temperature before beating.
Cake Flour Option: For an even softer cake, consider substituting cake flour for all-purpose flour. Use the same amount.


Serving Suggestions:

Serve this stunning Purple Velvet Cake as the grand finale to any celebration. It pairs wonderfully with a cup of coffee or tea, making it perfect for brunches, afternoon teas, or dessert after a special dinner. For an extra touch of elegance, garnish with edible flowers or a light dusting of purple sugar sprinkles.

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