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Web's Best Recipe African American Red Velvet Cake

Recipe African American Red Velvet Cake is sure to please you. It's just plain GOOD!

Trivia: Over the past couple of centuries, African American cuisine has evolved into a distinctive cuisine that includes soul food as well as more sophisticated dishes. Today's cooks look for lower fat alternatives to improve nutrition while keeping taste.

Trivia: Legend has it that the recipe for red velvet cake originated in New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel. Whether true or not, the cake has become a favorite of southern cooks, and is often included in soul food collections.

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Recipe African American Red Velvet Cake

2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2 ounces red food coloring
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla

One 8-ounce package softened cream cheese
1/2 cup softened, unsalted butter or margarine
One 1-pound box icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt together.

In a separate large bowl, cream the sugar with the butter, then beat in eggs, one at a time.

Add the dry ingredients to mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Beat in red food color and vinegar, then add vanilla.

Spread batter in pans. Bake for 20 minutes or longer until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove recipe African American red velvet cake from pans and cool on rack.

To prepare the frosting for recipe African American red velvet cake, cream the cream cheese and butter. Beat in the icing sugar until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. Stir in the pecans. Fill and frost the cake.

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