Grandma’s Red Velvet Cake
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
Cake was excellent but frosting recipe has way too much butter. 2cups is that correct? Will throw out frosting recipe and go to my regular buttercream
This is the same recipethat I and my family have been making for at least 100yrs. The icing is the same the only difference is we use evaporated milk,gives it really flavor. Someone mentioned cream cheese was the original to be used....that is incorrect, the cooked milk is the original and cream cheese replaced it as it supposedly easier....its a recipe from the south....
My grandmother always made this cake for birthdays and holidays. If you look at the “original “ recipe it calls for the frosting made with milk and flour. Cream cheese frosting is not the original. The “proper” name for the cake is Waldorf Astoria Red Cake.
My grandmother passed her recipe to my mom, who passed it to me. This is my favorite cake, and has been my birthday cake for 59 years. I'm with Jane (Oct 16,2019), this is the icing always used on our Christmas cakes and my birthday cakes. Frosting: 1 cup milk ¼ cup flour 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup butter, (1 1/2 sticks room temperature) 1 tsp vanilla Over medium low heat cook milk and flour until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, set aside; let cool. Cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and blend in well. Add cooled Milk sauce; beat until stiff. Frost cooled cake Good stuff! :)
Karila, when there's acid, as in buttermilk, use baking soda. I always stir my soda into my buttermilk....that's the way my grandmother taught me.
I’m 80 and was making the red velvet cake when I was in my 20’s. I thought I had the original recipe. The frosting wasn’t like the one here but possibly had the same results. It was one cup of milk and one-third cup of flour cooked until thick and then cooled completely. The sugar was granulated sugar beaten with the butter until fluffy. I think the butter is two sticks, not two cups, and then the cooled milk flour mixture and one teaspoon vanilla was added and beaten until it became very fluffy and silky. Takes quite a bit of beating.
The cake recipe part is fine, but it's not a true red velvet cake if it's frosted with buttercream frosting. A true red velvet cake will always have a cream cheese frosting!
I wish there was a picture anywhere of how this case is supposed to turn out. This recipe calls for baking soda, but now I’m thinking maybe baking powder may have caused a little bit of a better rise? Am I wrong?
Love this recipe! It is just like my grandma use to make! I will definitely use this again!
I'm nearly 54 yrs. old