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Aunt Rodelle's Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Aunt Rodelle's Red Velvet Cake, by , is from BELOVED FAMILY RECIPES, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Christine Brown Yott (Recipe of Rodelle Rinker)


c. shortening
2 T. cocoa
1 c. sugar
2 oz red food coloring
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 c. buttermilk
1 T. vanilla
1 T. vinegar
1 tsp. baking powder

3 T. flour
1 c. milk
1 c. sugar
lb. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350

Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs.
Combine cocoa and food coloring in paste; stir into creamed mixture
Sift flour and salt; add to mixture alternately with buttermilk.
Add vanilla.
Combine vinegar and baking soda; add to butter immediately (still foaming)
Bake in 2 greased 9" cake pans for 30-35 minutes

Cook flour and milk over medium heat until thick, stirring continuously.
Cool mixture.
Add sugar, butter & vanilla.
Beat at high speed until smooth and creamy.
Spread on cooled cake.
Icing will take a long time to set; will resemble whipped cream

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 layer cake
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was one of the recipes our family received from Rodelle Rinker. The Rinkers have been great friends of the Gerholds.
I know this cake is a family favorite in our family.




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