LOOKING for: Red Velvet Cake

grammascDecember 21, 2008

In the '60's there was a red velvet cake recipe circulating that is my son's favorite. It was very moist and had NO COCOA in the recipe. It had buttermilk in it.

I lost the recipe several years ago. I know exactly which day I lost it, guess it went out in the trash. Anyway, does anyone happen to have a recipe like that?

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ginger_st_thomas

The one below has no cocoa & includes buttermilk.

Here is a link that might be useful: Red Velvet Cake

    Bookmark   December 22, 2008 at 2:07AM
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sally_grower

Sorry I didn't see you post earlier. Hope this helps you out. Sally

Red Velvet Cake
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa
4 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
Grease two 8 inch round pans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar well. Add eggs and beat well.
Make a paste of cocoa and red food coloring. Add to creamed mixture.
Mix salt, 1-teaspoon vanilla and buttermilk together.
Add alternately the flour with the milk mixture to the creamed mixture.
Mix soda and vinegar; Fold into cake batter, don't beat or stir now.
Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Icing
5 tablespoons all purpose flour
1-cup milk
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cook 5 tablespoons flour and milk over low heat until thick, stirring constantly. Let cool thoroughly! While cooling, cream 1 cup sugar, 1-cup butter and 1-teaspoon vanilla. Beat this well until light and fluffy. Add to flour mixture and beat until spreading consistency. Ice cooled cake.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2009 at 4:42PM
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caavonldy

Red Velvet cake is really good with a 7 minute frosting. That gooey vanilla frosting is great with the rich chocolate cake.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2009 at 3:53PM
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LC1771

My mother used to use the recipe you are talking about. I have been trying to find it for years. The link from ginger_st_thomas seems to be one I would like to try, but my mom always used a 7 minute frosting instead of cream cheese. Does anyone have a link to a good one? She made it every year for my birthday and is gone now, so I would like to replicate it. Her copy of the recipe is lost.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2011 at 12:35PM
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rocky55

I have a red cake recipe that I have been making for 35 plus years. It DOES have cocoa in it. I don't know of a red cake that doesn't contain a bit of cocoa in the recipe. I also use a cooked icing on my cake. If you would like the recipe, I will post it. :)

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 7:11PM
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