A NEW ERA. AND UNITED CAKES FOR AMERICA!
Jaime Harrison not only represents the hope and promise of a new era in South Carolina politics. He makes one sweet Red Velvet Cake! It’s so sweet it won him first prize at the South Carolina State Fair.
While you’re taking action to get Jaime elected to the US Senate by phone banking, text banking, talking to your South Carolina friends and family, and donating, you may as well give baking this amazing cake a go!
Don’t forget to document your cake baking journey and share on social media. Take photos and videos from start to finish, and be sure to include your personal reasons for supporting Jaime as the next US Senator from South Carolina. Use the hashtag #CakeChallenge (and tag @harrisonjaime and @barnstormersusa on Twitter)!
And, oh yeah…BYE LINDSEY!
JAIME’S RED VELVET
-2.5 cups all-purpose flour
-1.5 cups sugar
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon cocoa powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 1/2 cups oil
-3 tablespoons food coloring (NOTE: you can make this red or blue food coloring depending on which side of the political spectrum you lean!)
-1 tablespoon vinegar
-1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans and set aside.
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another before combining. Divide batter evenly into two cake pans. Bake at 350o F for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.
-1 8 oz. bar of cream cheese
-1 stick of butter (1 half cup)
-1 tablespoon vanilla extract
-1 lb of powdered sugar
Bring cream cheese and butter to soften at room temperature.
With stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter and cream cheese together until combined. Add vanilla and mix briefly. Slowly add powdered sugar in three parts until combined, stopping to scrape the bowl as needed. Continue mixing until desired texture is achieved. (Can be made in advance and stored in the fridge but bring back to room temperature before assembling the cake).
Jaime serves his cake topped with toasted pecans but feel free to be creative with your topping or leave it off.