Cakes Like Heaven’s Red Velvet Cake
Good afternoon! Today is my birthday! Uncle Bee is grilling out for me today despite it being the COLDEST day of the year! Isn’t he just a sweetheart? I have something SO special to share with you! My birthday cake! Hehe! Let me back up 😉 I have made an amazing friend here that runs her own bakery. Our daughter’s play volleyball and basketball in the same league and of COURSE we bonded over our love of all things food 😉
Not only is Connie one of the nicest people I have ever known, she ALSO bakes THE BEST cakes I have ever put in my mouth. We order them for every single occasion. It was love at first bite and I will never order a cake from anywhere else! Her bakery, Cakes Like Heaven, booked up WEEKS before Christmas.
So, Connie knows not everyone lives close enough to Madison, or Huntsville, Alabama to personally sample of one her delicious cakes. (If you are, I will put her business info below) She has SO graciously offered to share her recipe for her FAMOUS red velvet cake with you guys!!! *SQUEAL* It is my absolute favorite and the one pictured above is my birthday cake!!!
I started baking when I was in my 20’s…(a long time ago..ha ha!) I loved to bake my famous carrot cake for my friends. My mom taught my sister and I to bake, and we’d bake it up at Christmas! It was a great tradition, and I bake like crazy with my girls now!
My sister Paulette, whom I love and adore, is a great cook and baker. She caters and does wedding cakes. She taught me a lot, I always wanted to be like her! I moved from Ohio to Alabama when I got married and I enjoyed baking for my new southern hubby and our friends. I made cakes for parties, for church, for friends…and they kept telling me that I should sell my cakes! So…I thought I’d try it! I just love making people happy with my cakes, and I love cake. Who doesn’t want a great, delicious cake to remember their special day….or any day? Life is short, eat the cake!!!!!
Isn’t she just the best? I can’t wait for y’all to try her Red Velvet Cake! Here is her Bakery Contact information for locals!
Connie at Cakes Like Heaven
phone: (256) 852-8689
Cakes Like Heaven’s Facebook Page
And now the moment you have been waiting for….the Famous Cakes Like Heaven’s Red Velvet Cake Recipe:
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cocoa
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups oil
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 Tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 oz. red food coloring
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 16 oz powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans.
Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Add remaining liquid ingredients and stir together with whisk until blended. Set aside.
Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together really good with another wire whisk.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.
Pour into cake pans and then drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
After about ten minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack. I also cover in plastic wrap while the cakes cool.
Meanwhile, for the Cream Cheese Frosting:
Beat softened cream cheese and butter.
Add powdered sugar and beat until creamy.
Once cake has cooled completely, frost it. Enjoy!