Monday, January 25, 2010

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake=

Red Velvet Cake


 

INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE

½ cup shortening
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
2 ounces Red Food Coloring
2 TBL cocoa (heaping)
1 cup buttermilk
2 ¼ cups cake flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp white vinegar

INGREDIENTS FOR FROSTING

3 TBL flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup butter (DO NOT SUBSTITUTE)

DIRECTIONS FOR CAKE

  • Cream shortening, sugar and eggs
  • Make a paste of the food coloring and cocoa
  • Add to creamed mixture
  • Add buttermilk – alternating with flour and salt
  • Add vanilla
  • Add soda to vinegar
  • Blend in to mixture
  • Pour into 3 or 4 greased and floured 8″ pans
  • Bake at 350 F. for 24-30 minutes
  • Frost layers and cake with frosting

DIRECTIONS FOR FROSTING

  • Slowing add milk to flour – make sure no lumps
  • Cook flour and milk, stirring constantly, until very thick
  • Cool completely
  • Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy
  • Add to the cooked mixture
  • Beat on high speed until very fluffy

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