Red Velvet Cake

sheri bryan

By
@sheribryan

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe. Its delicious but time consuming - especial when made in 7-11 layers. You can bake this in 2 layers but the cake is dense but it is delicious.


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Serves:

6-12

Ingredients

1/2 c
vegetable shortening
1 1/2 c
white granulated sugar
2 large
eggs
2 oz
red food coloring
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
cocoa powder (nestle)
1 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
white vinegar

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

16 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick
butter
1 lb
confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream shortening and granulated sugar together for 10-15 minutes. Once creamed add eggs, one at time and beat well.

Add food coloring and vanilla to the creamed mixture.
2
In seperate bowl sift together Flour, salt and cocoa powder. Do this at least 3 - 4 times.
3
Add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk - alternately into the creamed mixture - ending with the buttermilk.
4
In a seperate bowl stir together the baking soda and vinegar and then add to the cake mixture. Mix this well - the cake batter will get a glossy look.
5
Bake at 350 degrees in well greased and floured 8" round pans. You can make 3 layers or I prefer adding about 1/2 to 1 cup of batter to the pan and spread it real thin, making multiple thin layers. It takes practice get the thin layers.
6
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Mix the cream cheese and butter together until well blended - then slowly add in the confectionary sugar until the entire 1 pound box is added. Spread the icing inbetween each layer once they are cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
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