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Red Velvet Cake

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Ingredients

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1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp cocoa
4 tbsp red food coloring
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp distilled white vinegar
Icing
5 tbsp all-purpose flour1 cup milk
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter – room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract

Nutritional information

513
calories
66.6 g
carbohydrates
5.8 g
protein
25.7 g
fat
502 mg
sodium
74 mg
cholesterol

Red Velvet Cake

Features:
  • Eggetarian
Cuisine:
    • 45 mins
    • Serves 10
    • Medium

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    Red velvet cake is an iconic cake that is loved for its flavor and unique red coloring. The inner red colors are highlighted by the pristine white frosting which forms a striking contrast. This cake is great for festivities or ceremonies like weddings or even a Christmas dinner. It is also just great as a standard dessert. However, you choose to eat it is up to you, and this recipe will help you make it with ease.

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    How to make Red Velvet Cake

    • Preheat oven to 350 °
    • Grease two 9-inch round pans.
    • Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar and shortening until they turn very light and fluffy.
    • Add eggs and beat well.
    • Make a paste with the red food coloring and cocoa.
      • Add to creamed mixture.
    • Mix 1 tsp vanilla, salt, and buttermilk together.
    • Add the flour to the batter – alternating with the buttermilk mixture.
      • Mix just until incorporated.
    • Mix soda and vinegar.
      • Gently fold mixture into the cake batter.
    • Don't beat or stir the batter after this point.
    • Pour batter into prepared pans.
    • Bake in preheated oven to the point that a tester inserted into the cake comes out clean.
    • Let cakes cool completely on wire rack.

    Icing

    • Cook 5 tablespoons of milk and flour at a low temperature until the mixture thickens.
      • Stir constantly.
      • Let it cool completely
    • While mixture is cooling, beat 1 cup sugar, butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy.
    • Add cooled flour mixture and beat until the frosting consistency reaches a quality good for spreading.
    • Frost cake layers when completely cool.

    Trivia

    Traditional red velvet cake is not made with food coloring.

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