Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Patricia M. Niebuhr

By
@petula

Mother's recipe, with a unique frosting, daughters favorite birthday treat. The frosting is what makes this cake, the cream cheese option is too heavy & sweet.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
8-10

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter
1 1/2 c
sugar
2
eggs
2 Tbsp
cocoa, unsweetened
2 oz
red food coloring
1 c
commercial buttermilk
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
vanilla
2 1/2 c
sifted cake flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
vinegar

Step-By-Step

1Cream butter and sugar until very smooth then add eggs one at a time beating until well blended.

Make a paste of the cocoa and red food color. Add it to the above mixture beating until well blended.
2Add buttermilk, salt, and vanilla alternating with flour to the above mixture. After combining all together beat it vigorously, as in BEAT,BEAT,BEAT.

Mix soda and vinegar, it bubbles; fold into the above mixture.
3Bake in 2 9 inch deep or 3 shallow layer pans. Grease bottom of pans lightly.
30-35minutes at 350.

See frosting directions next

About Red Velvet Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes