BEST RED VELVET - NO CREAM CHEESE

BEST RED VELVET - NO CREAM CHEESE
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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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Jenny Kaup Recipe
Well Seasoned
Dallas, TX (pop. 1.2M)
jlkaup
Member Since Nov 2010
Jenny's notes for this recipe:
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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Directions

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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.

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user Sharon Condit scondit - Nov 13, 2010
This IS the best icing for Red Velvet Cakes!! Just the way my mom use to make it!! YUMMMMM!
user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Nov 14, 2010
THIS is the bestest way to eat red velvet! This is the original frosting created for it!!! YUMMMMMMMMMM my favorite too!!!
user Lil pratt cutyee - Nov 28, 2010
thank you Jenny ...been looking for it for 20 yrs...lost the recipe

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