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blueberries4sal
blueberries4sal
blueberries4sal
Sun, Sep. 6th, 2009 05:25 pm
I'm making this ~ a Red Velvet Cake


(Decorated with edible fresh geraniums from the garden)

Makes 16 servings.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes
INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
6 tbsp Red Food Color
2 Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 Vanilla Extract
1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar


DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

2. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. Do not overbeat. Pour batter into prepared pans.

3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire rack.

4. For the Frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fill and frost cooled cake with frosting.


It's a last minute thing to bring to some friends' house for dinner.
I'm cutting it pretty close, because it's still in the oven and we're due there in an hour.

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kdotdammit
kdotdammit
So What? Kim Dot Dammit Live
Mon, Sep. 7th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)

Oooh ooh ooh. Me and Bean must make one.


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marstokyo
marstokyo
Mars Tokyo
Mon, Sep. 7th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)

You'll love it!


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cleanskies
cleanskies
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day
Mon, Sep. 7th, 2009 09:16 am (UTC)
!!!!!!!

That looks and sounds astonishing. Wow


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marstokyo
marstokyo
Mars Tokyo
Mon, Sep. 7th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)

Thank you! I must say the reviews at dinner were overwhelmingly raves!


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tuscendi
tuscendi
TuScendi
Mon, Sep. 7th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)

What beautiful presentation! I'll bet it's super de-lish as well.


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marstokyo
marstokyo
Mars Tokyo
Mon, Sep. 7th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)

Thanks J. It was quite good. I had the inspiration of the flowers after I'd iced it. It was just a big bland white cake and needed something. So I googled geraniums to make sure they were harmless and edible--then picked a blossom from the garden. It made such a huge difference visually!


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tuscendi
tuscendi
TuScendi
Mon, Sep. 7th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)

It is gorgeous, visually. Love your tablecloth background, too! Wow, what a combo.

I never knew that geraniums could be edible. When I was a child I went through a period of eating blue morning glories that climbed a trellis outside of our canning room. I have no idea what gave me the idea that they were edible and not poisonous. I remember enjoying the fact that some adults in the community were concerned about or put off by this performance, so that was a big motivation to continue what was at first just a satisfying of curiosity. But they did have a nice taste. I was *about* to add that it seems unusual for something naturally blue to have a good taste, but then I remembered blueberries. :-)


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marstokyo
marstokyo
Mars Tokyo
Mon, Sep. 7th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)

The seeds from the blue morning glories are reputed to have hallucenogenic properties! I know, because in my misspent youth I once took a packet of seeds, mashed them into a paste and ate them. All they gave me was a headache. God knows what chemicals the commerical seed growers treated them with.


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marstokyo
marstokyo
Mars Tokyo
Mon, Sep. 7th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)

Thanks J. It was delish, but those flowers really made it!


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