Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

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15 review(s) averaging 3.5. 64% would make again

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"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

Ingredients

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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
Icing:
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk
1 cup Butter
1 cup Granulated sugar

Original recipe makes 8

Servings  

Preparation

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.

Icing:

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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Red Velvet cupcakes. photo by adw899 adw899

photo by Mark6688 Mark6688

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inspirational 1 year ago
XmarXthesp0t 1 year ago
kelleyh036107 1 year ago
This looks amazing and I LOVE red velvet
Rowdy3680 1 year 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 2 years ago
charlesroberts 2 years 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 2 years ago
very easy to make,i did make some changes though
nishaanup 3 years 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 3 years ago
Mine turned out a little rubbery but excellent flavour.
mimkunz 3 years ago
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