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Black Velvet Cake

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Black Velvet Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 16
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Enjoy this delicious black velvet cake with whipped frosting – a tasty dessert treat.
Updated Dec 31, 2012

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened regular or dark baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bottle (1 oz) black food color
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 containers (12 oz each) cream cheese whipped ready-to-spread frosting
  • Black string licorice, if desired
  • Black jelly beans, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease 3 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In another large bowl, beat oil, buttermilk, eggs, food color, vinegar and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed just until blended. Gradually add flour mixture; beat 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans.
  • 3
    Bake 23 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Brush off all loose crumbs from cake layers. Place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting. Top with second cake layer, rounded side up. Spread with 1 cup frosting. Top with third cake layer. Spread very thin layer of frosting on side to seal in crumbs. Spread remaining frosting on side and top of cake. Cut licorice into pieces. Pile licorice on top of cake. Decorate bottom edge of cake with jelly beans.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Omit the licorice- flavored garnishes for this layer cake, and use brown candy-coated chocolate candies.

Nutrition

628 Calories, 35g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 74g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
628
Total Fat
35g
0%
Saturated Fat
7g
0%
Sodium
368mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
74g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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