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Aunt Mildred's Red Velvet Cake

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Aunt Mildred's Red Velvet Cake
From Catperson:
I have a wonderful recipe from my Aunt Mildred in Florida... I have not thought much about this cake that I just ADORED as a child!


  • 1/2 c butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 TBSP (heaping) cocoa
  • 2 1/4 c of cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 ounces (1/4 c) red food coloring
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda


Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs. Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa and add to the creamed mixture. Add alternate buttermilk with flour and salt, then add the vanilla. Add soda to the vinegar. HOLD OVER THE BOWL, AS IT FOAMS! Then add the soda and vinegar to the mixture, blending instead of beating. Bake 25 to 30 mins. at 350 degrees in two 8-inch greased and floured round cake pans. Cool on racks. Using very sharp knife, or dental floss (yes, dental floss!) split each layer into 2 layers.

Frosting for Red Velvet Cake

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Blend flour in a little of the cold milk and then add rest of milk and cook, stirring constantly. Cook flour and milk until very thick. Remove from heat, and cool. Cream sugar, butter and vanilla until very light and fluffy. Add to first mixture. It should have a light texture similar to whipped creme. Frost all four layers and sprinkle with coconut.

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 5 out of 5
Has been a family favorite for at least 50 years, Member SassSea

This is REAL Red Velvet Cake as I first ate it at work more than 50 years ago. My son (now 51) ask for it at 6 years old for HIS BIRTHDAY CAKE. I thought he would want a ""character"" cake from the bakery!!! To this day it is his favorite and the ONLY cake he will MAKE or eat (to my knowledge.) REAL RED VELVET CAKE does NOT have Cream Cheese Frosting. This recipe has the correct recipe for the cake and the frosting. I'm baking one to day for Christmas Day

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