Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

I inherited this recipe from my aunt. It is so good. And a favorite at Christmas gatherings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat. Make a paste of coloring and cocoa. Add this to cream mixture. Add salt, buttermilk, flour and vanilla. Mix soda and vinegar, then add to mixture.
  2. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Ice with any type of vanilla icing you prefer.


Most Helpful

Very similar to the one my step-mom gave me. She used to make it every Christmas. My daughter loves if for her birthday. The main difference in our version is cake flour instead of plain flour. And we only use 1 1/2 oz. red food coloring.

LoriLee in TX December 24, 2007

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