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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Melanie Henry

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:
cup butter
cup Crisco
1 cups sugar, less two tablespoons
2 eggs
2 ounces red food coloring
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla

Frosting:
1⅓ cups milk
4 tablespoons flour
1⅓ cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350
Grease and flour/sugar two 9" cake pans
Bake 20 to 25 minutes

Cake:
Mix together food coloring and cocoa; set aside.

Cream butter, shortening, sugar and eggs until fluffy; add food coloring and cocoa; mix well.

Whisk together flour, soda, and salt.

To the butter/sugar/egg mixture add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Beat two minutes on medium.

Frosting

Combine milk and flour in a saucepan; whisk over low heat until it is as thick as pudding and free of lumps; cool in the refrigerator.

Cream together butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.

Add the chilled milk mixture and beat until it looks like stiffly whipped cream.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10 to 12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City and the Adams Extract Company are among those who claim to have developed Red Velvet Cake. According to culturetrip.com, "the first velvet cake was born in the 1800s, during a time when American cooks were perfecting their own cake recipes. Using almond flour, cocoa, or cornstarch to break down the protein in flour, a finer textured cake emerged dubbed velvet cake followed by sister cakes, the mahogany cake and devil's food cake.

There are many variations and recipes. According to some, the "Southern Red Velvet Cake" is made with cream cheese frosting and is topped with pecans.

 

 

 

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