Red velvet cake

8 servings
1 hour
1 hour
Very Easy


Number of serving: 8
1/2 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups white sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

4 tablespoons red food coloring

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk

2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 cup white sugar

1 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Grease two 9 inch round pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    Cream shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Add eggs and beat well.
    Make a paste of cocoa and red food coloring. Add to creamed mixture. Mix salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla and buttermilk together. Add alternately the flour with the milk mixture to the creamed mixture. Mix soda and vinegar and fold intocake batter. don't beat or stir now.
    Bake for 30 minutes.


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