Dramatic in appearance the Red Velvet Cake has a mild chocolate flavor and is moist & tender. The mild chocolate flavor comes from adding a small amount of cocoa powder to the batter and buttermilk gives it a rich buttery flavor.
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1 cup Crisco
2 large Eggs
2 Tb Baking cocoa
1/4 tsp Salt
4 Tb Red food coloring
1 cup Buttermilk
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/4 cup All-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1 Tb White vinegar
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 18 to
Pan Type ~ two 9" round cake pans
In a large mixing bowl cream together the sugar and Crisco until fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add the cocoa, salt and red food coloring.
Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla.
Add the flour, baking soda and vinegar.
Beat for 1 minute.
Pour the Red Velvet Cake batter into prepared pans and bake for the suggested time or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!