RED VELVET CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Cooking Time: 20-25
- Servings: 8 tall slices
- Preparation Time: 20
- For the cake:
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 ounce red food colouring
- 3 teaspoons white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- For the frosting:
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3-3/4 cups icing sugar
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- *1 cup chopped pecans, optional
Preheat to 350.
Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs beating well after each one. Mix in food colouring, vinegar and vanilla.
Whisk the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
Combine the flour mix with the creamed mix, alternately with the buttermilk.
Pour into three greased and floured 9" cake pans and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool for (at least) 10 minutes before slipping out of pans and cooling on racks.
Now, onto the frosting! Mix all ingredients, beat till smooth and creamy. Voila! We also chopped about a cup of pecans and sprinkled them over the iced cake.
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