Unique Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Unique Red Velvet Cake

Barbara Pendley

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@Barbee

This recipe is from another web site: The Hearlers.org and was mentioned by another JAP cook. I have since tired this and it is quite good and wanted to post it here for safe keeping and to share in case anyone missed the other posting. I am sorry I can't remember who found this little gem first.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

4 1/2 c
cake flour, sifted
1 1/2 tsp
salt
4 Tbsp
cocoa
4 oz
beet juice, dranined from one 15oz. can of beets - add water to make 4 oz. if needed.
1 c
vegetable shortening
2 3/4 c
sugar
4 large
eggs
2 c
buttermilk
1 1/2 Tbsp
vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
vinegar
2 tsp
baking soda

CREAM CHEESE FROTSTING

2 pkg
cream cheese, 8 oz. each, softened
2 stick
butter or margarine
2 Tbsp
vanilla
4 c
powdered sugar
water or milk to thin if needed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans. Remember to use glass and metal utensils to avoid beet-juice stains.
2
Add salt and cocoa to sifted flour and sift again. With mixer on medium, cream together vegetable shortening and sugar for at least five minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating at least one minute after each additiion.
3
Add beet juice and vanilla to buttermilk. Alternate adding these liquids and the flour-salt-cocoa mixture to the shortening-sugar. Use a spatula or put your mixer on low---don't overbeat.
4
Put white vinegar in a small bowl and add baking SODA (not powder). It will foam up briefly. Fold into the cake batter----DO NOT OVERBEAT. Batter should be somewhat thick, but add water, if needed, to make a pourable batter.
5
Pour batter into prepared cake pans and bake approximately 30 minutes in a 350 oven. Allow layers to cool for 10 minutes before removing from cake pans. Cool cake completely before frosting. Cute each layer in half to create a four-layer cake.
6
For the cream cheese frosting: Combine all indgredients using mixer. Frost cool cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes