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Grandmother Paul's Red Velvet Cake


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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 20 to 25

Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 ounces red food coloring
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vinegar


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.


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