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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Red Velvet Cake, by , is from Joan Stewart's Family Favorites, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joan Stewart
Added: Monday, June 23, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/2 cups cake flour (plain)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup Crisco or Wesson oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 oz. red food coloring
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. white vinegar

Icing:
1 box powdered sugar
1 stick margarine
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup coconut

Directions:
Directions:
Sift together the flour, salt and soda. Set aside.

Cream oil and sugar. Add eggs and beat. Add vanilla and vinegar. Beat in milk, flour and food coloring.

Bake in 3 9" round pans for 25 minutes at 350.

Mix together all icing ingredients. Do not frost cake until it is cool.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The first time I made this as a teenager, the cake fell apart. Mom had me piece it back together and ice it anyway. Although it resembled Stone Mountain, it was very good!

 

 

 

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