Saturday, May 12, 2007

Angel Mama's Red Velvet Cake Recipe




Angel Mama's Red Velvet Cake Recipe

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ounces red food coloring
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 cup milk
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS
Grease two 9 inch round pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring. Set aside.
Combine the buttermilk, salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the cocoa mixture. Beat in the buttermilk mixture alternately with the flour, mixing just until incorporated. Stir together baking soda and vinegar, then gently fold into the cake batter.
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To Make Icing: In a saucepan, combine the milk and 5 tablespoons flour. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Set aside to cool completely. Cream together butter, 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy, then stir in the cooled milk and flour mixture, beating until icing reaches spreading consistency



10 Gracious friends said:

Anonymous said...

oh oh my mostest favorite cake in the whole world! I love the icing! Thank you so much. Have a wonderful Mother's day.

Hugs,
Kathy

Denise said...

Yummy in my tummy, I hope you have a great mothers day. I love you my friend.

Akelamalu said...

That looks scrummy. Love the song too!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Debbie said...

You've been tagged! Stop by my blog if you get a chance!


This sounds similiar to my recipe, except for the icing. Mine is made with cream cheese and it has nuts.

smarshmallow said...

That sounds yummy. That is my dad's favorite cake and my mother has a great recipe for it too. Her frosting is cream cheese though.

Love in Christ,
~Candi (Homekeeper at Heart)

Anonymous said...

Ok, now you package it up and put it in a box and send it to Tenneessee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:-)

Denita

Mrs.X said...

YUM. The recipe looks scrumptious! Love the luXurious photo and darling tune too. You are very creative, Miss Angel.

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy! I'm going to have to try it. DH just told me he loves Red Velvet cake...who knew:)...will be thinking of you in CA.

Love, Vivian

Carey said...

I just love red velvet cake. Its so yummy! What a cute spatula..where can i find one like that?

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Thanks all we love this cake too. Carey my friend sent me a box of spatulas including this one as a gift . I contacted her and she got it at Bed Bath and Beyond. Hope this helps.

Love,

Angel Mama