Red Velvet Cake

Such a festive cake. Red Velvet cake is always so pretty on a plate.

Red Velvet Cake
Here are the Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
Preheat oven on 350
Cream shortening, sugar and eggs. Mix the food coloring and cocoa and add to creamed mixture. Add the buttermilk alternating with flour and salt. Add the vanilla. Add the soda to vinegar and then blend into the batter. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9″ cake pans. Bake for 24-30 minutes.
Here are the Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup butter
In a small saucepan over medium heat add milk to flour slowly with whisk to avoid lumps. Cook flour and milk until very thick, whisking constantly and cool completely. Cream together sugar, butter and vanilla with a hand-mixer until fluffy. Add to flour mixture and beat, on high until fluffy. Spread on top of first layer, place on second layer and spread on top and sides. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired.

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