Grandmother Paula's Red Velvet Cake

Grandmother Paula's Red Velvet Cake

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Cake:

  • 2

    cups sugar

  • ½

    pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature

  • 2

    eggs

  • 2

    tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 2

    ounces red food coloring

  • cups cake flour

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    cup buttermilk

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1

    tablespoon vinegar

  • Icing:

  • 1

    (8-ounce) package cream cheese

  • 1

    stick butter, softened

  • 1

    cup melted marshmallows

  • 1

    (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar

  • 1

    cup shredded coconut

  • 1

    cup chopped pecans

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. Mix cocoa and food coloring together and then add to sugar mixture; mix well. Sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture. Pour batter into 3 (8-inch) round greased and floured pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and cool completely before frosting. Icing: Blend cream cheese and butter together in a mixing bowl. Add marshmallows and sugar and blend. Fold in coconut and nuts. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.


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