Mrs. Burton’s Neshoba County Red Mud Cake

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,060


1 pound butter, softened
1 (16-ounce) box confectioners' sugar
3 cups plain flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
7 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 drops red food coloring
7 drops yellow food coloring
4 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons hot water
2 drops red food coloring
3 drops yellow food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Grease and flour tube pan. Using large mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix flour with granulated sugar and baking powder. With mixer, gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with eggs, one at a time. Add 1 tablespoon milk, beating 4–5 minutes. Add vanilla and food colorings. Bake in 250° oven for 2 1/2 hours. Turn out of pan and cool slightly before glazing.

Melt butter; remove from heat. Stir in sugar and water. Add food colorings and vanilla. Mix well. Add more water, if needed. Spread on slightly cooled cake.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,060
Calories from Fat: 251

This Mrs. Burton’s Neshoba County Red Mud Cake recipe is from the Best of the Best from the Deep South Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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