Dad's Favorite Red Velvet Cake

Elizabeth Lancaster

By
@SimplyfromScratch2037

This homemade red velvet cake is my late father's favorite cake, along with my grandpa, and uncle.

There has never been a time where I do not remember there NOT being a Red Velvet cake at their birthdays.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CAKE MIX

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

FROSTING

3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 c
milk
1 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
butter (room temp)

Step-By-Step

1Pre heat oven to * 350

In a Large bowl, cream together shortening,sugar,and eggs. Set aside.

make a paste with the food coloring and cocoa powder, then add it to the shortening mixture,
2Add buttermilk,alternating with flour and salt, mix well, then add vanilla,vinegar,and baking soda. DO NOT BEAT-Blend it.
3In a lightly greased and flour 9x13 pan or two 9" circle pans. bake for 25-30 min, insert took pick if it comes out clean, its ready!! Remove from oven and let cool completely before icing.
4While cake is cooling.

Prep Frosting:

Mix together over a meduim heat on the stove top, Milk and flour until thick, becareful to not burn.
Stiring constantly. remove from heat and let cool.

Cream together in a seprate bowl, sugar and butter and vanilla. add to the flour and milk, mix until you get a whipped cream affect.
5Decorate cake and place in the fridge,(cuts cleaner if cold) I pray this recipe finds its way to your table, I know my dad would love knowing that others enjoyed this cake as much as he did.

Enjoy :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids