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Red Velvet Cake

Enjoy the classic Red Velvet cake when you make one from scratch.  This frosting is a white fluffy frosting. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake Recipes, Red Velvet Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 518kcal
Author Stephanie Manley

Ingredients

Homemade Cake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ounce red food coloring
  • 1 ounce water
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Fluffy Frosting

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Cake


  • Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and blend. Add food coloring, water, and cocoa. 
  • Blend in buttermilk; add flour and salt gradually. Add vanilla and beat until mixed. Mix vinegar and soda and stir in last; do not beat.
  •  Pour into 2 9-inch pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in a 350-degree oven. Frost with Fluff Frosting.

Fluff Frosting

  • Add milk mixture and vanilla; continue beating. When icing is very fluffy, frost cool cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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