Red Velvet Cake
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup (2 ounces) red food coloring
- 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- FLUFFY WHITE FROSTING:
- 1 cup whole milk
- 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup butter
- 4 tablespoons shortening
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine food coloring and cocoa; add to creamed mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in vanilla and vinegar.
- Pour into two waxed paper-lined 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- For frosting, whisk together milk and flour in a saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick (like paste), about 5 minutes. Cool. Place in a bowl with remaining ingredients. Beat at high speed until consistency of whipped cream. Frost one cake layer; top with second layer and frost entire cake.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 542 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
Jan 23, 2013
to answer 808jen's question, YES you can use unsweetened cocoa powder in place of baking cocoa powder.
Oct 14, 2011
Not bad, but my family thought it had a flour taste to it. Also, the cakes need to be cooled completely before frosting. The cake is completely gone, so it wasn't that bad, but I think I am going to try another recipe for Red velvet cake.
May 26, 2008
When a recipe calls for baking cocoa powder, can I use unsweetened cocoa powder? Is it interchangeable in recipes? Thanks.