Red Velvet Cake

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 689


1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon mexican vanilla extract
1 quart whipped cream
1 cup sugar


Cream together first 4 ingredients. Mix in eggs and then add flour and buttermilk. Add vinegar, soda and vanilla and mix well. (Red food coloring may be added for desired color.) Grease and flour round cake pans. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes. Slice into 4 layers and let cool completely. Mix frosting together and frost. Best served if refrigerated for at least 1 hour.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 689
Calories from Fat: 421

This Red Velvet Cake recipe is from the Cook'n with Kathy: Desserts Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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