BEST RED VELVET - NO CREAM CHEESE

Jenny Kaup Recipe

By Jenny Kaup jlkaup

This recipe has been in my family for 30 years! What I love about it is that the frosting is not the traditional cream cheese frosting. A must try for an alternative approach.


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Ingredients

1/2 c
vegetable shortening
1 1/2 c
sugar
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
1 1/2
bottles red food coloring
3 Tbsp
cocoa powder
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
vinegar
FROSTING
3 Tbsp
flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
milk
1 c
vegetable shortening
1 c
sugar
2 tsp
vanilla
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Directions Step-By-Step

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USING ELECTRIC MIXER, BEAT SHORTENING, SUGAR, EGGS, AND VANILLA. MAKE A PASTE WITH THE RED FOOD COLORING AND COCOA POWDER. ADD TO FIRST MIXTURE. ALTERNATE ADDING FLOUR AND BUTTERMILK. IN SEPARATE BOWL, MIX BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR. ADD TO MIXTURE. PLACE IN 2 8" ROUND PANS OR 3 9" ROUND PANS - GREASED. BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 17 - 20 MINUTES, OR TILL TOOTHPICK COMES OUT CLEAN.
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FROSTING: IN SAUCEPAN ON STOVE, COOK ON LOW TO MEDIUM HEAT, FLOUR, SALT, AND MILK, STIRRING CONSTANTLY TILL THICKENS (ALTERNATE ADDING FLOUR AND MILK TO AVOID CLUMPING). SET ASIDE TO COOL (OR PUT IN FREEZER WHILE MAKING OTHER PART OF FROSTING; MUST BE COMPLETELY COOL OR WILL MELT REST OF FROSTING). BEAT FOR 15 MINUTES: SHORTENNIG, SUGAR, AND VANILLA (TILL SUGAR IS NO LONGER GRAINY OR CRUNCHY TO TASTE). ADD COOKED MIXTURE AND BLEND. FROST COOLED CAKES.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate

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