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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Maura Hall-Pharmacy
Added: Thursday, March 23, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cocoa
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
2 ounces red food coloring

Frosting:
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
1 stick margarine
1 pound 10X (powdered) sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Directions:
Directions:
Cake:
Cream shortening and sugar well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Sift dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, vinegar and vanilla. Stir in food coloring and bake in 2 - 9 inch cake pans at 350F for 25 to 35 minutes.

Frosting:
Have all ingredients at room temperature. Using an electric mixer, whip cream cheese and margarine together until well blended. Slowly mix in sugar. Add finely chopped pecans and vanilla extract. Ice cooled cake. To make 3 layers, make 1 1/2 recipes of cake and filling.

 

 

 

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