MOTHER'S RED VELVET CAKE (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

This recipe was passed down by my mother, who loved to bake.


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Serves:

12+ slices

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 tsp
white vinegar
1 tsp
cocoa powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
butter, softened
2 c
granulated sugar
2-1/2 c
cake flour
1 tsp
salt
1 c
buttermilk
2 large
eggs
2 Tbsp
red food coloring drops
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

FROSTINGS:

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREPARATION:

Preheat oven to 350ยบ
Grease and flour three (3) 8" or 9" round cake pans, set aside

In small bowl, mix cocoa powder and vinegar to form a paste, set aside
2
Beat sugar and butter together until creamy

Continue to beat while adding eggs, and continue beating until fluffy.

Add cocoa paste to butter mixture and beat until blended.
3
FROM THIS POINT FORWARD, YOU WILL USE A WOODEN SPOON TO MIX.

Sift salt, soda and flour together.

Stir into butter mixture until well blended

Add buttermilk, cake coloring and vanilla to mixture

Continue stirring with wooden spoon until well blended.
4
Pour batter equally into three prepared cake pans.
Smooth out batter in pans.

Place in preheated oven and cook for approximately 35 minutes (until toothpick inserted in thickest part comes out clean).
5
Remove from oven and let cool in pans for approximately 10 minutes.

Turn out onto cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before transferring to serving dish.

frost with your favorite icing.

Cream cheese frosting and butter cream frosting links are in comments below.
6
Ice with your choice of frosting.

Enjoy

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy