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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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


Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

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

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




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