Dad's Favorite Red Velvet Cake

Elizabeth Lancaster

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@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.


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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)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre 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,
2
Add buttermilk,alternating with flour and salt, mix well, then add vanilla,vinegar,and baking soda. DO NOT BEAT-Blend it.
3
In 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.
4
While 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.
5
Decorate 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