Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
20-25 minutes
Tags: Good for parties/potlucks


1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter flavoring
1 full bottle red food coloring (1/2 ounce)
3 tablespoons cocoa
2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
cream cheese frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease and flour 3 9-inch cake pans.

  3. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and flavors.

  4. Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring. Add to first mixture.

  5. Alternately add flour and buttermilk and continue to mix.

  6. In small bowl, mix baking soda and vinegar, then add to batter and blend well.

  7. Divide batter evenly among the prepared pans.

  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.

  9. Let cool completely.

  10. Using your favorite cream cheese frosting, cover the top of two cakes and stack on top of each other.

  11. Place third cake on top, then complete cake by frosting sides and top.


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