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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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

Kathleen Bolster
Added: Wednesday, November 4, 2009


1/2 c butter
1 1/2 c sugar
3 eggs well beaten
2 1/4 c cake flour
1 c buttermilk
1/2 tsp salt
1 oz red food coloring
2 T cocoa
1 T vinegar
1 tsp soda
1 tsp Vanilla
1 c butter
1 c sugar
1 c milk
5 t flour
1 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and sugar well. add eggs. Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring. Add to butter and egg micture. Put salt in buttermilk and add alternately with flour, stirring just enough to mix. Add vanilla and last add vinegars in which the soda has been dissolved (bubbled up). Bake in 2 well greased 8" (cake tin) for 30- 35 min @ 350. cool 10 min then turn out on rack. When cool split layer and first with topping.
Cream butter and sugar. combine milk and flour and cook until very thick stirring continuously. When cold add to butter mixture and beat with an electric beater until creamy about 2 min. add vanilla.

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30 min




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