RECIPE: My grandmother's Red Velvet Cake
I have had tons on compliments on this recipe, I sure hope you enjoy it too.
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1 2/3 cup vegetable oil--- you can use 2 cups if wanted moister. I use 2 cups.
l teaspoon baking soda
l teaspoon salt
l teaspoon white vinegar
4 Tablespoons cocoa
4 ounces of red food coloring---Two bottles of 2 oz.
2 large eggs
l teaspoon pure vanilla--do not substitute
Cream sugar and oil, to that add eggs one at a time and beat well. Sift dry ingredients all together, twice,then add vinegar and food coloring to sugar mixture and mix well. Add dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk mixing after each addition. Mix well. Add vanilla. Beat well. Bake @ 350* for 30-35 minutes. This will give you several layers depending how large your pans are.
1 stick real Cow's butter
1 8 oz. cream cheese
l box powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 Tablespoon cocoa
l teaspoon vanilla
Cream butter and cheese add vanilla. Sift sugar and cocoa and mix with cheese mixture, add pecans and mix again. Spread on cooled cake.
I get 4, 9 inch layers.
I hope you like this recipe from an old Southern Cook. I am sorry if it is a repeat. I have seen Red Velvet Cake Recipes before but not any that use these particular ingredients. Just wanted to share:)