Red Velvet Cake & Icing

This is one of my very favorite cakes. I started making this cake when I was in high school.
Red Velvet Cake & Icing
Red Velvet Cake & Icing

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    c. flour

  • 1/2

    c. shortening

  • 1 1/2

    c. sugar

  • 1

    c. buttermilk

  • 2 1/2

    t. baking soda

  • 1

    T. vinegar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 2

    oz. red food coloring

  • 2

    T. cocoa, level

  • Icing:

  • 1

    c. milk

  • 1

    c. sugar

  • 5

    T. flour

  • 1 1/2

    sticks margarine

  • 1

    c. powdered sugar

Directions

For cake: Cream together shortening, eggs and 1 1/2 c. sugar. Mix well, red food coloring and cocoa and add to creamed mixture. Into the buttermilk, add 1 t. soda and 1 t. vanilla. Sift 2 c. flour. Alternate flour and buttermilk into first mixture, beating until smooth. Put 1 T. vinegar in a cup and add 1 1/2 t. soda. Fold into mixture by hand. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Icing: Mix 5 T. flour and 1 c. milk in a saucepan and cook until very thick, stirring often so as not to burn milk. Put in refrigerator to cool. Make sure this mixture is completely cool before continuing. Cream together 1 1/2 stick margarine with 1 c. sugar. Add cooled flour mixture and beat until fluffy. Add 1 t. vanilla and mix well. If icing is not thick enough to spread nicely, add powdered sugar, but not more than necessary.

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