Grandma Harrison's Old Fashion Red Velvet Cake

Grandma Harrison's Old Fashion Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Brenda Nance


This recipe was my Grandma's Great Grandmas' recipe. She made it every Christmas or if requested for our birthday. This is the only way I will eat a Red Velvet cake, it is sinfully rich and well worth the tine spent making it. Each time I make it I think of Grandma working in her kitchen with me beside her while she made it.


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30 Min
25 Min


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1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
2 c
2 1/2 c
cake flour
1 bottle
red food color
1 tsp
baking soda
2 large
1/4 tsp
1 c
1 can(s)
sweeten coconut
1 c
3 Tbsp
1 c
sweet milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
powder sugar 4x
1 c
chopped pecans

How to Make Grandma Harrison's Old Fashion Red Velvet Cake


  • 1Preheat oven 350
  • 2Cream sugar and butter, add eggs ( make sure they are large if not use 3 eggs) beat until fluffy.
  • 3Make a paste by mixing the cocoa and vinegar and add to butter mixture.
  • 4Sift salt, baking soda and flour together, add this and buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring to butter mixture.
  • 5Pour batter into 2 round cake pans that have been coated with nonstick spray ( or what ever you use to prevent sticking to pan). Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. The cake layers will be thin so I would check them at 20 minutes to be safe. Varies with different ovens.
  • 6While the cake is baking cream the butter and powder sugar and flour, sweet milk and vanilla. Once it is smooth and creamy add the coconut and pecans mixing well.
  • 7Once the cake has cooled completely frost the cake. I use the icing sparingly on the middle layer just to make sure I have enough to cover entire cake.

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About Grandma Harrison's Old Fashion Red Velvet Cake

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

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