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Friday, December 19, 2014

Three Red Velvet Cake Recipes!


Although Ilona didn't want to share her Red Velvet Cake Recipe, I was fortunate that three of my readers shared these yummy concoctions. Many thanks to all three!
Joanna

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Carrie Wolfgang’s (Iona’s) Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Cake Ingredients:
1 ½ C. Sugar
2 C. Cooking oil
2 Eggs
1 Tsp. Vinegar
2 Oz. Red Food Coloring
2 ½ C. Flour
1 Tsp. Baking soda
1 Tsp. Salt
3 T. Cocoa
1 C. Buttermilk
2 Tsp. Vanilla

Directions:

1.     Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour two 9 inch layer pans.
2.     Cream together sugar and oil.
3.     Add eggs and beat well. Add vinegar and food coloring. Beat well.
4.     Sift flour, soda, salt and cocoa together.
5.     Add flour/soda/salt/cocoa mixture to sugar/oil/egg/vinegar/food coloring, alternating with buttermilk and stirring well after each addition.
6.     Add vanilla and beat well.
7.     Pour into greased and floured pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.

Frosting Ingredients:

1 Stick of Butter (room temperature)
8 Oz. Cream Cheese (room temperature)
2 Tsp. Vanilla
1 Lb. Sifted Powdered Sugar
1 C. Chopped Walnuts

Directions:

1.     Cream butter and cream cheese together.
2.     Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Mix well.
3.     Stir in nuts and spread on cake layers.

Special thanks to Carrie Wolfgang of Novel Destination-Used Book Emporium for sharing her recipe.

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Fay Zerbolio’s Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

½ C. Margarine or butter
1 ½ C. White Sugar
1 Egg, beaten
4 T. Cocoa
1 Tsp. Red food coloring
2 T. Strong, hot coffee
2 C. Cake flour
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. Baking soda
1 C. Buttermilk
1 Tsp. Vanilla

Directions:

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
2.     Cream together butter and sugar. Add beaten egg. Combine cocoa, food coloring and coffee. Add to mixture and mix well.
3.     Sift soda, salt, and flour together. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to chocolate mixture. Add vanilla. Pour into pans and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Icing Ingredients:

3 Squares baking chocolate
3 T. Butter
5 T. Milk, scalded
2 C. Powdered sugar
¼ Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. Vanilla
½ to 1 C. Chopped nuts

Directions:

Melt chocolate and butter together over low heat. Pour hot milk over sugar, stir to dissolve. Add salt, chocolate mixture and vanilla. Beat till thick. Add nuts. Frost cake.

Special thanks to Fay Zerbolio of the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis.  Visit them at http://miniaturemuseum.org/

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Karan Flanscha’s $200 Cake (Red Velvet Cake)

Ingredients:

2-3 T. Powdered cocoa
1 oz. Bottle of red food coloring
½ C. Crisco
1 ½ C. White Sugar
2 Whole Eggs
2 ¼ C. Cake flour
1 Scant tsp. salt
1 C. Buttermilk
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Vinegar
1 tsp. Baking soda

Directions:

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch baking pans.
2.     Mix cocoa powder with red food coloring. Refill food coloring bottle with water and add to cocoa/food coloring mix. Mix well.
3.     Cream Crisco and white sugar. Add 2 eggs and cocoa mixture. Mix well.
4.     Stir together three times: cake flour and salt.
5.     Using mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk to cocoa mixture. Add vanilla.
6.     Fold in by hand: vinegar and baking soda. Mix well. Pour into pans.
7.     Bake for about 30 minutes.
8.      
Icing ingredients:

1.     White frosting from a can
2.     ½ Tsp. Peppermint flavoring

Directions:


Mix frosting and flavoring. Ice the cooled cake layers.

5 comments:

Joanna Slan said...

Here's the link to the entire short story
http://joannaslan.blogspot.com/2014/12/kiki-lowenstein-and-penny-pincher.html

Leigh Ann Hofferth said...

Thanks for sharing!

Joanna Slan said...

You are welcome!

Rachel Page said...

I made this at Valentine's this year and both my husband and son said it was THE best dessert I've ever made. Not just the best cake, but the best dessert. Will definitely be one of our family favorites.

Joanna Slan said...

Rachel, that's fabulous!!!