Red Velvet Cake

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Diane Hughes

By
@EricasMa

Bea Liles asked me to post my red velvet cake recipe. I have 3 and have already posted a Quick Red Velvet Cake. This is the 2nd posting and was the first RV recipe I got in 1977. The frosting is different and I only made it until I found one for cream cheese frosting. I personally like the cream cheese better.

Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

Comments:
Serves:
16
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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RED VELVET CAKE

1/2 c
crisco shortening
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
2 large
eggs
1 bottle
2 oz. red food color
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
cocoa, unsweetened
2 1/2 c
plain flour
1 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
1 tsp
salt

FROSTING FOR RED VELVET CAKE

1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
butter
2 Tbsp
flour
1 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
chopped pecans

How to Make Red Velvet Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1CAKE..
  • 2Preheat oven to 350*. Grease and flour 3 9" cake pans.
  • 3Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs.
  • 4Mix color, cocoa and vanilla. Add to creamed mixture.
  • 5Add flour and buttermilk alternately.
    Mix vinegar, soda, and salt together and stir into batter till well combined.
  • 6Bake 30 min. or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool completely before frosting.
  • 7FROSTING..
  • 8Beat butter and sugar till fluffy.
  • 9Cook flour and milk till thick. Cool and add to sugar mixture.
  • 10Beat until fluffy. Add vanilla and pecans.

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About Red Velvet Cake

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




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