Monday, January 10, 2011

Red Velvet Cake

Posted by Donna:

In every family, there are relatives who have a specialty recipe. At every reunion, we expect my aunt to bring her delicious Red Velvet Cake. I decided to share her recipe with you.

Red Velvet Cake

1/2 cup shortening
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1tsp. butter flavor
1 oz. red food coloring
3 T. cocoa
1-3/4 cup cake flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 T. vinegar

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat. Add flavors, cocoa, and food coloring. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Next, add the vinegar to last half of buttermilk. Bake in 3 greased and floured round cake pans. Bake 20 - 25 minutes at 350 degrees.


1 lb. powdered sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 T. vanilla
1/2 tsp. butter flavor
1/2 tsp. salt
About 5 T. milk

Beat as you would any powdered sugar frosting. After mixing this recipe of frosting, add in 1 can Betty Crocker prepared cream cheese frosting.

My aunt used to not add the prepared cream cheese frosting until a few years ago, but she decided it made the orginal frosting even better.

Regardless of how she does it, it's one of the desserts we all look most forward to eating.

*****This recipe works great for cupcakes---instead of a cake, that's what I made for Christmas.

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