Recipe of Red Velvet Cake

Recipe of Red Velvet Cake

Red velvet cake comes in many different variations. It is a traditionally crimson-colored chocolate layer cake with cream cheese icing.

Most of the time, artificial food coloring is used and the icing loads on the fat and sugar. It can have anywhere from 250 to 500 calories.

Red velvet cakes are richer and finer than simple chocolate cakes.

Here is a simple recipe to bake a palatable looking cake:



1/2 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

4 tablespoons red food coloring

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour


5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 cup white sugar

1 cup butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

11/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9-inch round pans.

2. Beat shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar until very light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.

3. Make a paste of cocoa and red food coloring; add to creamed mixture. Mix salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and buttermilk together. Add the flour to the batter, alternating with the buttermilk mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Mix soda and vinegar and gently fold into cake batter. Don’t beat or stir the batter after this point.

4. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven until a tester inserted into the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool cakes completely on wire rack.

5. To Make Icing: Cook 5 tablespoons flour and milk over low heat till thick, stirring constantly. Let 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 frosting is a good spreading consistency. Frost cake layers when completely cool.


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