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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Red Velvet Dessert Cake Recipe

My grandmother was always a big cake maker! Every Sunday she would go out into the kitchen and bake the family a cake. This recipe was one of my mother's favorite cake recipes that my grandmother would make.

Red Velvet Dessert Cake Recipe

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon table salt
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 ounces red food coloring

In a large bowl, cream together the granulated sugar and shortening; slowly stir in the eggs and mix well. Stir in the cocoa powder and red food coloring until all ingredients are well combined. In a small bowl combine the all-purpose flour and table salt. Slowly stir flour mixture into the first bowl. Stir in buttermilk, add in the vanilla extract and baking soda. Pour in the white vinegar and mix all ingredients well.

Lightly grease and flour two 9" round baking pans. Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 25 minutes or until center of cake is done.

Red Velvet Cake Icing Recipe

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup cold milk
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium sized saucepan, combine the flour with the milk over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and cool until it is cool enough to place in the refrigerator to chill. Remove from the refrigerator and mix in the shortening, margarine and granulated sugar with an electric hand mixer on medium speed until the icing is smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla extract and beat for 30 seconds on medium speed. Spread icing on the top and sides of your cake.

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