Amazing Red Velvet Cake With Frosting

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

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)

ShayLyne81 December 31, 2009

I had this recipe a long time ago, but lost it. This is my daughter's favorite cake. I'm so happy to have found the recipe again. I'm going to make it for her for our Palm Sunday get together.

ronfro71 April 04, 2009

Your grandmother knew what she was doing! This cake was great. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia April 24, 2007