Auntie's Red Velvet Cake!

Krista Hanna

By
@KHanna

I was always afraid to make this cake because my aunt's was SOO good. Well, turns out, mine isn't so bad either!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a wonderful cake! And the icing... well, I could just eat that straight out of the bowl!

Ingredients

CAKE

1 c
shortening
1 3/4 c
sugar
2 1/2 c
cake flour
1 1/4 tsp
salt
2 large
eggs
1 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
vinegar
1 oz
red food coloring
1 1/2 tsp
cocoa powder

ICING

1/2 c
shortening
1/2 c
margarine
1 c
sugar
3 Tbsp
flour
2/3 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Mix sugar, shortening, salt, and baking soda in power mixer with whisk attachment.
3
In seperate bowl measure out flour.
4
In another bowl mix together eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and vinegar.
5
Alternate pouring the flour and buttermilk mixture into the mixing bowl.
6
Mix in the cocoa and the red food coloring. Do not over beat.
7
Bake in 2 8" round pans for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
8
Mix all icing ingredients in electric mixer for 15 minutes.
*You MUST mix for the full 15 minutes or you WILL be disappointed!
9
After the cake is completely cool, layer it up and ice it!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American