Admit it, you drool a little every time one of Kathy Wakile’s desserts is shown on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Sound about right? Then take a bite out of this kitchen goddess’ red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting courtesy of her website. (We hear your tummy growling.)
2 1/4 cups of sifted cake flour (sifted then measured)
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 sticks of unsalted butter (room temperature)
1/4 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
Time to get down to business. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and butter and flour two 9 inch baking pans. "Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together and set aside," Kathy instructs. "In a separate bowl, whisk buttermilk, food coloring, vinegar, vanilla and oil."
Set that aside and then pick up another bowl. "Beat butter and sugar then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in dry ingredients alternating with wet ingredients. 4 dry 3 wet (scrape sides of the mixing bowl after each addition)."
Bake that on the middle rack of your oven for 27 minutes and head over to KathyWakile.com to whip up the frosting.