How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 325F.
  • Butter a 9 inch bundt pan, sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of flour in the buttered pan
  • and rotate the pan a few times to distribute the flour evenly before tapping out the excess.
  • Combine the sugar and shortening in a large mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  • Combine the beets, cocoa and food coloring in a blender jar and process until smooth, about 45 seconds. Add the beet mixture to the egg mixture and mix well.
  • Mix together the salt, vanilla and buttermilk and add alternately with the sifted cake flour, stirring after each addition.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the baking soda and vinegar and fold into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the center of the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Set the cake on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes before frosting.
  • Frosting:
  • Combine all frosting ingredients and beat well.
  • Ice the cake and refrigerate before serving.

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  • yercubbie 6 years ago
    ok im not knocking the recipe but um.. this recipe has nothing to do with dolly.. the red velvet cake in steel magnolias was made by jacksons aunt Fern not truvy.
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  • jo_jo_ba 6 years ago
    I love beets in chocolate cake.... what a great flavour!
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  • auntiekahala 6 years ago
    Beets? Cool. I'll try it
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    thanks HENRIE
    FOR ANOTHER GREAT AND ORIGINAL RECIPE!!!!!!!! THE RECIPE THAT I USE IS THE COLOUR OF BEETS BUT HAS NO BEETS.I DEFINITELY MUST TRY YOUR'S IN FEBRUARY AS THERE ARE 3 WEDDING'S TAKING PLACE IN THE FAMILY
    SO, YES I WILL BE VERY BUSY. THANKS TO ALL YOU WONDERFUL GUYS SHARING YOUR AMAZING RECIPES WE WILL HAVE MANY UNUSUAL THINGS ON THE TABLE
    HAVE A GREAT DAY,MY FRIEND
    MUMTAZ
    P.S. (off for my early morning walk :)
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Right up my ally!!! Got my 5
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  • juliagulia 6 years ago
    Beets? Really? Maybe this is the missing ingredients that makes my red velvet cake not taste as good as I remember from my childhood. This is definately on my list!
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