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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Red Velvet Cake, by , is from The Getzen Family Recipes and Remembrances, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Diddy (Mealing) Thompson
Added: Friday, January 28, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 ounces red food coloring
2 eggs
2 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon vinegar

Icing
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1 box 10X sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Cream shortening, sugar and eggs. Make paste of coloring and cocoa and add to the mixture. Add salt, flour, milk and vanilla. Mix by hand (do not beat) vinegar and soda (which has been sifted to remove any lumps). Bake in 2 - 8", greased and floured, cake pans at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes. The cake is gorgeous: red, fluffy, creamy and wonderful.

Icing
Cream together cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla. When well blended add pecans. Refrigerate any leftover cake if not eaten the first day.
(Editor's note: If the sugar has lumps, you can sift it or put it in a Zip-Lock bag and roll the lumps out with a rolling pin or a heavy, straight sided glass -- just don't push too hard and break the glass!)

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10 to 12
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Terri (Thompson Stulb) loves "Red Velvet Cake" - and this is the best. This takes a whole bottle of red food coloring, but it is well worth it!

 

 

 

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