Monday, April 20, 2020

Everybody's Favorite - Red Velvet Cake

Is there anything as decadent as homemade RED VELVET CAKE?

I recently received a request for this recipe that I learned from my mother over 50 years ago.  It's tried and true, one of a kind, and still the BEST I've ever tasted.

Old Fashioned Red Velvet Cake

½ c. Crisco 1 ½ c. sugar
2 oz red food color 1 tsp. Salt
1 Tblsp. Cocoa 1 tsp. Vanilla
2 eggs 2 c. flour
1 c. buttermilk 1 Tblsp. Vinegar
1 tsp. Baking soda

Cream sugar & Crisco.  Add food color.  Add eggs and mix.  Separately, sift flour, measure, add cocoa & sift 3 more times.  Add this alternately with buttermilk to the sugar mixture.  Add vanilla & salt and beat well.  Dissolve soda in vinegar and fold into mixture gently.  
Grease two 9” pans, don’t flour.  Pour in and bake at 325˚  for 40-45 minutes.  Remove from pans while still slightly warm.

      1 c. milk ½ c. flour ¼ tsp. Salt
      Mix & cook until so thick it almost forms a ball.  

      Cool thoroughly. 

      Cream:  1 c. granulated sugar  & 1 c. butter

Add to flour mixture & beat well.  Add 2 tsp. Vanilla & spread on cooled cake.  

The BEST ever!