Red Velvet Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Top Review by susan

My family really loves Red Velvet cake; however, I have always eaten it as well as prepared it with a cream cheese frosting which is sprinkled liberally with chopped pecans. Much tastier than the shortening icing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together the sugar and shortening.
  2. Add the food coloring, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Blend.
  4. Sift the flour, cocoa and salt three times and add to mixture, alternating with the buttermilk.
  5. Beat until smooth.
  6. Mix the vinegar and soda together and fold (do not beat) into batter.
  7. Pour into two 9 inch cake pans which have been buttered and floured.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes at 350F degrees.
  9. -----------FluffyWhite Icing------------.
  10. place milk and flour in small pan and cook over med.
  11. heat until thick.
  12. Allow to cool.
  13. Cream the sugar and shortening until fluffy.
  14. Add cool flour/ milk mixture and beat again until fluffy.
  15. Add vanilla.
  16. Spread between layers and on top of cake.
  17. Garnish with coconut if desired.

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