Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mary's Red Velvet Cake

My mother always made a red velvet cake at Christmas. Here is her recipe with buttercream icing.

1 large bottle of red food coloring
water (refill the food coloring bottle with water)
3 tsp cocoa
1/2 cup Crisco
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine food coloring, water and cocoa in a small bowl. Set aside. Combine Crisco, sugar, eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, flour and salt in large bowl. Add color mixture and mix. Add vinegar and baking soda. Blend together. Bake in 2 9" cake pans that have been greased and floured at 325 degrees for 35 minutes.

Buttercream Icing

1/4 lb butter
8 tbsp Crisco
2 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp flour
2 cups powdered sugar

Beat ingredients until creamy and white.

1 comment:

Honey said...

I am glad you are carrying on that tradition!