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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Red Velvet Cake, by , is from When Do We Eat Around This Dump?, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Debbie Crilly
Added: Sunday, January 28, 2007


1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 ounce red food coloring
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs. Make a paste of red food coloring and cocoa. Add to milk. Sift flour and salt. Add alternating with buttermilk. Add vanilla. Mix soda and vinegar; fold into mixture. Bake in 2 greased and floured 8 or 9 inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 about 30-35 minutes. Split each layer in half crosswise. When cool frost with RED VELVET ICING.




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