Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

14 reviews, 3.5 star(s). 64% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

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1/2 cup shortening
2 Eggs
1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
2 oz. red food coloring
2 1/4 cup Flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp vinegar
1 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk
1 cup Butter
1 cup Granulated sugar

Original recipe makes 8



Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs. Make a paste with coloring and cocoa and add to mixture. Add salt and flour with buttermilk and vanilla. Alternately add soda and vinegar and blend in. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Bake in 2 8-inch greased and floured pans.


Cook flour and milk on low heat until thick. Cool. Cream sugar and butter and vanilla until fluffy. Add to flour mixture. Beat until like whipped cream.

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This looks amazing and I LOVE red velvet
Rowdy3680 3y ago

How can u bake this without baking powder or baking soda unless u r using self rising flour and then it should say self rising
Occasional 3y ago

I liked this recipe alot, made cupcakes instead of cake. I would bake if doing cupcakes for 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. I would also add 1/2 cup of applesauce for a more moist cake.
adw899 3y ago

very easy to make,i did make some changes though
nishaanup 4y ago

Very good recipe. I agree that it needs the amount of baking soda and I'm not a big fan of the icing recipe... other than that I love the taste and consistency of the cake
Autumn1193 4y ago

Mine turned out a little rubbery but excellent flavour.
mimkunz 5y ago

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