Friday, December 16, 2011

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake


Red Velvet Cake is my favorite cake and I only make it at Christmas and Thanksgiving., so when this time of year comes around I'm ready for several pieces of heaven.  I personally think it's all about the icing, so if you want to make this in a quick way use the Red Velvet Cake mix.  The icing takes a little time to make but it's sooo good and well worth the effort.  I've already made several for this Christmas and I'm going to make some cupcakes to give away.  Sometimes I make them in mini bundt pans as gifts or for a small get together.--- I'm dreaming of a piece of Red Velvet Cake and a cup of coffee.

1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
3 T cocoa
1 cup buttermilk
1 t vanilla
1 t baking soda
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 oz red food coloring
2 1/4 c flour
3/4 t salt
1 t vinegar

Combine shortening and sugar then add eggs.  Sift together flour, salt and cocoa.  Add to sugar mixture alternating with buttermilk.  Add vanilla and food coloring.  Fold in vinegar and baking soda.
Pour into 3 - 8 inch cake pans or 2 - 9 inch cake pans.  Bake for about 25 - 30 minutes. Do not overbake. 


3 T flour
1 cup milk

In a saucepan, combine and cook stirring constantly until thick and bubbling.  Put a piece of wax paper on top of the mixture to eliminate a skin that develops on top when it cools.  Cool to room temperature.

1 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup sugar 
1 t vanilla

Cream butter with sugar and beat until light and fluffy (15-20) minutes.  Add vanilla. combine the 2 mixtures.  I use a mesh strainer and push the cooked mixture through it using a spatula so that I eliminate all lumps.  Spread on the cake.  If you like a lot of icing double this recipe.

Red Velvet cake in cupcake form

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your red velvet cake recipe, it's the best I've ever had!