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Red Velvet Recipe

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

Janna McCan
Added: Saturday, November 8, 2008


1/2 cup crisco,
1 1/2 cup sugar,
1 tsp. vanilla,
2 eggs beaten,
2 1/2 cups cake flour,
2 tsp. cocoa,
3/4 tsp. salt,
1 cup buttermilk,
2 ounces of red food coloring,
1 tsp.soda,
1 tsp. vinegar.

Cream crisco and sugar, add vanilla and eggs and blend. Sift flour, cocoa and salt. Add buttermilk alternately with cake flour mixture. Add food coloring. Dissolve soda in vinegar, fold in batter.
Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 min.




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