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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 7 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

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