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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Lois Russell


1 1/2 cup sugar
2 cup salad oil
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp vinegar
1 2 oz. bottle red food coloring
2 1/2 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 T cocoa
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsp buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 stick butter (room temp)
1 8oz. package cream cheese (room temp)
1 box powdered sugar
1 cup chopped nuts

Cake: Bake 350

Sift flour, soda, salt and cocoa together and set aside.

Cream the sugar and oil in a mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Add the vinegar and food coloring beating well.

add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternating between the flour and the buttermilk. Add 1 tsp. vanilla and mix well.
Pour into greased and floured pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Cream butter, cream cheese in a bowl. add 1 tsp of vanilla. Sift powdered sugar and add to the cream cheese mixture. Add nuts and mix well. This frosts one cake.

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This is a family favorite!




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