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Barn Red Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Barn Red Cake, by , is from The Hicks Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Stephanie Sayre
Added: Saturday, June 21, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp. cocoa
2 oz. red food coloring
1 scant t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 c. buttermilk
2 1/2 c. cake flour
1 t. soda
1 tbsp vinegar

Frosting:
5 tbsp. flour
1 c. milk
1 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1 t. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Cream together shortening, sugar, and eggs. Set aside. Create a paste with the cocoa and food coloring. Add this paste to the first mixture then, add salt, vanilla, buttermilk, and flour. Next, stir in soda and vinegar by hand. Bake in 3 round wax paper lined cake pans. Bake at 350.

For frosting, cook together flour milk and sugar until thick and clear. Remove from heat. When cool, add butter and vanilla. Split cake layers and stack the six layers with frosting between each layer. Use remaining frosting on top of cake.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
All day for some of us!
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Don't we all love this cake?! It does take quite a bit of time but it's well worth it. "Barn Cake" was usually the cake of choice for birthdays at the Honabarger house. When my brother Ed was a little one, mom went to a lot of effort to make this cake for his birthday. She cut a piece and put it on his highchair tray. His response: "Shoo, shoo yuck." He does like it now though!

 

 

 

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