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mother's red velvet cake (sallye)

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Recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

This recipe was passed down by my mother, who loved to bake.

(1 rating)
yield 12 + slices
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mother's red velvet cake (sallye)

  • 1 tsp
    white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2-1/2 c
    cake flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 2 lg
  • 2 Tbsp
    red food coloring drops
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • OR USE

How To Make mother's red velvet cake (sallye)

  • 1
    PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 350º Grease and flour three (3) 8" or 9" round cake pans, set aside In small bowl, mix cocoa powder and vinegar to form a paste, set aside
  • 2
    Beat sugar and butter together until creamy Continue to beat while adding eggs, and continue beating until fluffy. Add cocoa paste to butter mixture and beat until blended.
  • 3
    FROM THIS POINT FORWARD, YOU WILL USE A WOODEN SPOON TO MIX. Sift salt, soda and flour together. Stir into butter mixture until well blended Add buttermilk, cake coloring and vanilla to mixture Continue stirring with wooden spoon until well blended.
  • 4
    Pour batter equally into three prepared cake pans. Smooth out batter in pans. Place in preheated oven and cook for approximately 35 minutes (until toothpick inserted in thickest part comes out clean).
  • 5
    Turn out onto cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  • 6
    Frost with your favorite frosting. See ingredients for our preferred frostings.

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