Grandma Harrison's Old Fashion Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Grandma Harrison's Old Fashion Red Velvet Cake

Brenda Nance

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@Brendanna

This recipe was my Grandma's Great Grandmas' recipe. She made it every Christmas or if requested for our birthday. This is the only way I will eat a Red Velvet cake, it is sinfully rich and well worth the tine spent making it. Each time I make it I think of Grandma working in her kitchen with me beside her while she made it.


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Serves:
12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
vinegar
1 Tbsp
cocoa
2 c
sugar
2 1/2 c
cake flour
1 bottle
red food color
1 tsp
baking soda
2 large
eggs
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
buttermilk
1 can(s)
sweeten coconut
1 c
butter
3 Tbsp
flour
1 c
sweet milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
powder sugar 4x
1 c
chopped pecans

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven 350

2Cream sugar and butter, add eggs ( make sure they are large if not use 3 eggs) beat until fluffy.

3Make a paste by mixing the cocoa and vinegar and add to butter mixture.

4Sift salt, baking soda and flour together, add this and buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring to butter mixture.

5Pour batter into 2 round cake pans that have been coated with nonstick spray ( or what ever you use to prevent sticking to pan). Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. The cake layers will be thin so I would check them at 20 minutes to be safe. Varies with different ovens.

6While the cake is baking cream the butter and powder sugar and flour, sweet milk and vanilla. Once it is smooth and creamy add the coconut and pecans mixing well.

7Once the cake has cooled completely frost the cake. I use the icing sparingly on the middle layer just to make sure I have enough to cover entire cake.

About this Recipe

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