Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Red Velvet

Well, since Valentine's Day is around the corner, Red Velvet cake with cooked icing should be a thought! This is my other half's favorite cake, and is made for many of the family birthdays as well. This is his mom's recipe and it rocks.

RED VELVET CAKE
1 stick butter
1 1/2 C sugar
2 eggs
2 red food color
2 tbs. cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 C buttermilk
2 C cake flower
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbs vinegar

Cream butter, add sugar and eggs. Beat thoroughly. Make paste of the cocoa and food coloring. Add to creamed mixture. Mix together salt, vanilla, and buttermilk. Add to creamed mixture alternately with four. Mix thoroughly low speed 3 minutes. Mix soda and vinegar and fold into batter. Do NOT beat after folding in soda/vinegar mixture. Bake @ 350 degrees 30 minutes for 9X13 pan.

COOKED ICING
1 C Milk
5 tbs flour
1/2 C butter
1/2 C butter crisco
1 tsp vanilla
1 C sugar

Shake flour and milk together until no lumps. Simmer on low heat and stir until thick, about 8 minutes.  Let cool. In large mixer cream butter and crisco. Add vanilla and sugar. Add COOL flour mixture. Beat high speed until it loses grainy texture, like whipped cream, aproximately 10 minutes. Keep refridgerated.

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