Are you ready for today’s installation of my Sheet Cake Week here at Pink Cake Plate? I have a doozy of a cake for you today! So sometimes my layer cakes just dont turn out and I am really bummed. But this Red Velvet Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is no disappointment! These classic southern flavors are simplified in this sheet cake version.
I have always loved a Red Velvet Cake they are the traditional southern treat. Moist layers of beautiful deep red cake layers all en robed in mouth watering cream cheese frosting and to top it all off I always put a beautiful red velvet crumb embellishment. The last time I made a Red Velvet Cake it was a huge pain in my azz. I couldn’t get the layers level so my cake was lopsided. The frosting was delicious but would not support the cake all in all it tasted amazing but was not a pretty site. It was not a total fail but I was pretty bummed about it. This led me to do a little research and some thinking. I came across this pin on Pinterest. I think I actually heard the angels sing. Why not take my grand mothers recipe and turn it into a sheet cake? So that is exactly what I did.
I cannot tell you what this did for my cake making confidence. LOL! Not only do I have a delicious and yummy cake with those classic flavors but I have a ginormous cake that will feed a crown. Because we all know sheet cakes are the best for those large family gatherings!
I love my cream cheese frosting too. It is not overpowered with the cream cheese and I have a secret ingredient that helps to combat over sweet frostings. I use lemon juice and sea salt to balance all the sweetness of the powdered sugar. To me cream cheese and lemons go hand in hand. I always add lemon juice to my cheese cakes too. So now I have shared with you not only my grandmothers red velvet cake recipe but my secret to my cream cheese frosting!
Red Velvet Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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