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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Red Velvet Cake, by , is from COOKING WITH GRANDMOTHER AND OTHERS, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Gazelle Holland
Added: Wednesday, November 12, 2008


2 1/2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups Wesson oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 (1 ounce) bottles red food coloring

1 stick margarine
1 box confectioner's sugar (1 pound)
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup coconut

Mix cake ingredients and pour into greased and floured pan or pans. Bake in 350 oven approximately 25-30 minutes or until done.

Mix frosting ingredients and spread on cake.




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