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red velvet cake

adapted from bobby flay's throwdown cupcake challenge
measurements changed slightly

3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
3 Tbs cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
3 Tbs red food color
1 1/4 tsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
1/8 cup water

in a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder and set aside.  in a mixer set with paddle attachment, place the sugar, oil and eggs and beat for 5 minutes.  add the buttermilk and beat for just 1 minute or so, until it is all well blended.  add the food color and mix slowly (otherwise you might be wearing it), add the vinegar, water and vanilla.  beat for just about a minute more.  slowly mix in the flour mixture and just mix until it is all fully incorporated, then put the mixer on high for about 5 seconds.  turn off and you are ready to go. you can make 2-7" rounds with this recipe or about 2 dozen cupcakes.