Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I love red velvet cake. I tried several recipes but they didn't come out like the one Nana made for us when we were in Middle School. I love her Southern Cooking. She was such a pretty and sweet old lady. She made the best homemade bread and I remember her working so hard in the cafeteria to feed us hungry kids lunch and everything was fresh. I found this recipe on the net with over 1000 reviewers and all gave this recipe a 4 1/2 stars. But haven't gotten a chance to try it yet. Hopefully it will be like Nana's.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, and flavors.
  2. Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring.
  3. Add to first mixture.
  4. Alternately add flour and buttermilk.
  5. Mix baking soda and vinegar in small bowl; add to batter., blend.
  6. Bake in three 9" or 10" pans for 20 - 25 minutes at 350°.
  7. Let cool completely.
  8. For the frosting, blend all the ingredients until smooth.
  9. Cover the cake with the frosting.

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