Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – Moist, spongy, lightened-up Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, or any time you need a foolproof recipe for this American classic!
🎶 Red velvet and that little boy smile
Red velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring her to your knees
Red velvet if you please 🎶
I know that the correct version is Black Velvet, but I couldn’t help myself. The entire time that I was making this cake, I sang that song. 🎤 Like, the whoooole time. I was so annoying.
Buuuut. HAPPY MONDAY! There went another weekend AND another month. Hope it was a great one for you all! 💓
January is special because that is my birthday month. I turned 21 for the upteenth time and it was a blast! I celebrated in sunny Punta Cana with my little family and lots of cake. SO. much. cake.
When we got back, I wanted to continue the celebration with my parents, thus I made this Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, 4 times. Did you hear that? 4 times. I was going to shoot meself. Words from the wise; DO NOT try to make a cake while your little kids are around. Just don’t. All the fails I had were because of all the distractions. God Bless them both, but man, they can really get on my nerves. 😣 Don’t tell them I said that.
SO. The next best thing? Make a cake at midnight.
I took my KitchenAid mixer downstairs because all the bedrooms are upstairs, and made this cake in my basement. HA! Except for the baking part. I came back up to the kitchen to do that. Obvi.
Best part of it all? The next night, I went back downstairs and played around with my cake-tips and frosting, and I created one ugly lookin’ cake. Fo’ reals. It was so ugly that I had to cover it all in raspberries, chocolate shavings, and currants. 😂😂😂 In case you didn’t know, I have ZERO patience for cake/cupcake/cookie decorating. That’s out of my league. Should have just stuck with the naked cake method like I did for my Strawberry Shortcake Cake.
Nevertheless, the cake was damn good. Moist, rich, crumbly, and sweet. 🎂
In trying to cut around some calories, I decided to make it just one layer, I did not add a filling to the cake, either; I also threw in only egg whites, and used fat free cream cheese for the frosting. Although, I have to admit, I think full fat cream cheese will taste waaaaay better. Duh.
But I’m here to tell you that rules were made to be broken, and if you feel like using full-on-fat cream cheese, g’ahead. I understand. 🍰
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