Traditional Red Velvet CakeFrom fizzle3nat 8 years ago
- ⅔ c. shortening shopping list
- 1 ½ c. sugar shopping list
- 2 eggs shopping list
- 1 - 2 or 3 oz bottle of red food coloring shopping list
- 2 TBSP. cocoa – DO NOT use Dutch-Process (it makes the cake too dark) shopping list
- 1 tsp. vanilla shopping list
- 1 tsp. salt shopping list
- 2 ¼ cups cake flour shopping list
- 1 c. buttermilk shopping list
- 1 tsp. soda shopping list
- 2 TBSP. vinegar shopping list
- frosting – recipe below shopping list
How to make it
- Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease and flour three 9” round cake pans.
- In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and mix well.
- Combine food coloring, cocoa and vanilla and stir in.
- Sift together salt and flour.
- Mix together vinegar, buttermilk and soda.
- Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture to creamed mixture. Blend well.
- Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes; cakes are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool on racks for five minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely.
- Fill and frost cakes with Frosting (recipe below). Garnish with walnut halves and candied cherries (optional). Beautiful three-layer cake with bright red interior.
- TRADITIONAL RED VELVET CAKE FROSTING
- In a double boiler, combine ½ c. flour and 1 cup milk. Cook until thick while whisking constantly; cool completely. Chill. Place in chilled bowl and beat on high for several minutes. Mix together 1 cup softened butter, 1 cup granulated super-fine sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla in another bowl until light and fluffy. Add to first bowl mixture and beat until light and fluffy. Frost between layers and on top.
The Cookfizzle3nat Waterville, WA
The Rating5 people
This recipe is similar to the New York Waldorf Astoria cake I posted. Favorite cake other than a carrot cake!jett2whit in Union City loved it
This sounds like real red velvet cake!! Can't wait to try it. Thanx!!fishtrippin in Estelline loved it
One of my faves - and love that original frosting. It's a must! Oh yummm - thanks so much. :)lunasea in Orlando loved it
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