Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Cake 1920
- Make Red Paste of 3 tsp. Cocoa & ½ oz. of Liquid Red Food Coloring (set aside). Cream together 1 ½ cups of Granulated Sugar & ½ cup of Crisco. Add 2 Eggs (one at a time) & beat well after each. Add 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract & Red Paste & mix well. Add 2 cups of Sifted Cake Flour & 1 cup of Buttermilk & mix well. Add 1 tsp. Baking Soda dissolved in 1 Tbs. of Vinegar while it is still foaming & mix well. Bake for 35 40 Min. (Most of the time, I make two 9 layers with this recipe.) This makes the best Red Velvet Cake Ive ever had. And I never stray with the ingredients anymore (I measure precisely) because when I have, it doesnt taste right. Same goes for the following recipe for the Whipped Icing,
Cream together ½ cup of Crisco, ½ cup of Butter, & 1 cup of Sugar. BEAT & BEAT & BEAT!!! On very LOW heat (& stirring CONSTANTLY), cook ¼ cup of Flour & ½ cup of Milk until it looks like a paste. Add cooled paste (I usually put it in the freezer to cool it quicker) to creamed mixture with 1 teaspoon of Vanilla. Mix in well. This icing is like Whipped Cream only you can decorate with it & it doesnt melt away like whipped cream does. It also has a wonderful taste & texture after it has been refrigerated (for example on Fruit Pizza). One of my personal favorites. Enjoy!