Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Grandma's Red Velvet Cake

1/2 cup crisco
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 oz red food coloring
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/4 cup flour
Add at the end
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp soda

Cream together Crisco and sugar. Add eggs, food coloring, vanilla, cocoa and salt. When that is combined well, add buttermilk. Add flour, half at a time. In a small glass, combine vinegar and soda, then add to cake batter. Pour into 8 inch or 9 inch cake pans. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes
Split and frost (I use the frosting recipe below, but cream cheese frosting works well too). Decorate with sugar sprinkles, or chopped pecans.

Frosting

5 Tbsp flour
1 cup milk
Cook this until thickened then cool until cold
Put in mixer and beat in
1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar (Not powdered)

5 comments:

Jennifer Lavender said...

Red Velvet is my favorite. I would love to be able to make it myself.

P.S. - Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Amy said...

My husband loves red velvet cake but I've never made one. Maybe I will now - this looks wonderful!

Marsha said...

My husband loves red velvet cake. This reminds me of the one his Mother used to make because of the vinegar and soda. Not all recipes call for that. I think I'll try it for Christmas.

Carey said...

I love red velvet cake. thanks for the great recipe. Im making this this weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

Thanks for passing along the link on Twitter--I just may have to give it a try. Sounds good!

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