Red Velvet Cake

1
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

  • 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

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