Amazing Red Velvet Cake With Frosting

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Tinkerbel

I found this in my grandma's recipe box and discovered that it is terribly addicting. Make sure you have plenty of red food coloring or else you will end up with a pink cake.

Top Review by ShayLyne81

I have yet to make the cake yet, but the frosting is AMAZING!! I am so glad you posted this! I did add coconut extract and then stired in shredded coconut into it after it was all whipped up! It is my new all time frosting recipe! Thank you Thank you Thank you! (Can't wait to try the cake)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix vinegar and baking soda in a small dish and set aside.
  2. Cream sugar, shortening and eggs until very fluffy.
  3. Mix cocoa and food coloring in a small cup to form a paste, then add that to the creamed mixture.
  4. Add buttermilk and salt alternately with with flour.
  5. Add vanilla and vinegar-baking soda mix.
  6. Beat thoroughly after every addition.
  7. Pour into two 8 or 9 inch round pans that are greased and floured.
  8. Bake 30 minutes at 350°F.
  9. TO FROST: In a small sauce pan cook together your milk and flour, stirring constantly until thick.
  10. Let cool, then add vanilla and mix well.
  11. Cream the butter and sugar in a separate bowl, then gradually add the flour mix.
  12. Whip until fluffy.

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