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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Red Velvet Cake is from The Blanchard Family's Favorite Recipies, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!


1/2c Crisco
1 1/2c Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tbsp. Cocoa
2c Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1c Buttermilk
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
2 oz Red Food Coloring
1 tap. Baking Soda
1 Tbsp. Vinegar

1. Cream the Crisco & sugar, then add the eggs.
2. Sift: flour, cocoa, & salt together 3 times.
3. Add dry mix alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture, add vanilla, then food coloring.
4. Beat well then fold in baking soda disolved in vinegar.
5. Bake 2 9 circular layers @ 350 for 30 min.




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