Auntie's Red Velvet Cake!

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Krista Hanna

By
@KHanna

I was always afraid to make this cake because my aunt's was SOO good. Well, turns out, mine isn't so bad either!

Rating:
★★★★★ 7 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a wonderful cake! And the icing... well, I could just eat that straight out of the bowl!

Ingredients

CAKE

1 c
shortening
1 3/4 c
sugar
2 1/2 c
cake flour
1 1/4 tsp
salt
2 large
eggs
1 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
vinegar
1 oz
red food coloring
1 1/2 tsp
cocoa powder

ICING

1/2 c
shortening
1/2 c
margarine
1 c
sugar
3 Tbsp
flour
2/3 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla

How to Make Auntie's Red Velvet Cake!

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Mix sugar, shortening, salt, and baking soda in power mixer with whisk attachment.
  • 3In seperate bowl measure out flour.
  • 4In another bowl mix together eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and vinegar.
  • 5Alternate pouring the flour and buttermilk mixture into the mixing bowl.
  • 6Mix in the cocoa and the red food coloring. Do not over beat.
  • 7Bake in 2 8" round pans for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • 8Mix all icing ingredients in electric mixer for 15 minutes.
    *You MUST mix for the full 15 minutes or you WILL be disappointed!
  • 9After the cake is completely cool, layer it up and ice it!

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About Auntie's Red Velvet Cake!

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