Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Patricia M. Niebuhr


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.

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1/2 c
1 1/2 c
2 Tbsp
cocoa, unsweetened
2 oz
red food coloring
1 c
commercial buttermilk
1 tsp
1 tsp
2 1/2 c
sifted cake flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp

How to Make Red Velvet Cake


  • 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

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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