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Aunt Mildred's Red Velvet Cake

User Rating 4.5 out of 5
11 Reviews
11 out of 11 users would make it again
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Has been a family favorite for at least 50 yearsDecember 24, 2012 By 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
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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What a hit!!January 09, 2012 By JandJ_Mommy
I followed the recipe exactly as instructed and ohh what a Hit!! i cant wait to do this again for my family and friends..it came out soo good and it was my first try with little baking experience! I didnt have the buttermilk but I did it the homemade way (milk and vinegar recipe)..i mixed the batter by hand but i realised i needed the mixer for the frosting..it was very grainy otherwise but a couple minutes with the electric mixer and it was fluffy and smooothh!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Similar recipeJanuary 27, 2011 By beadnteacher
My mother in law gave me this recipe - very similar - many years ago - it is my husband's favorite cake and I have always been afraid to try it because it might not be as good as hers. (We've been married 30 years.) Only differences are hers calls for crisco instead of butter, when you add the food coloring, fill one bottle almost full of water then pour back and forth to get ALL the food coloring out, 1 TBL of vanilla instead of 1 tsp and use 2 TBL of cornstarch instead of flour. One other difference was that the milk/cornstarch mixture, after it thickens, put it in the refrig to let it really cool before you add it to the rest of the frosting ingredients. It's my hubbie's birthday (54!) today and he said that was all he wanted for his birthday - I joked it off but made it this morning as a surprise We'll see how he likes it! As for the graininess of the frosting, I think that's one of the features we enjoy about my m.i.l.'s cake. It's old-fashioned.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Making Red Velvet for workDecember 15, 2010 By Averiel
I have not tried this cake yet, have been looking for good recipe and they are not that easy to find.I am making this for a get together at work and wanted it to be special. I have many cook books and I could'nt find a recipe I wanted to make. I have baked cakes all the time so I wanted buttermilk and butter in it. I will make it with cream cheese Icing and a raspberry filling. I will let you know how it turns out.
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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PERFECT RECIPEDecember 07, 2010 By rpsobe
OMG!!!!!!!!!! I did alot of research before I made this cake. I had never done a red velvet cake before, yet I bake n love to do it. But I was a bit scared about doing this one recipe. I researched for 3 days before I decided to get this specific recipe. Specially when my boyfriend out of a joke told me I was to scared to do this one cake and could not make this cake. That's when I came to aunt mildred's recipe n read the reviews. If something did not come out right for some people is because they did not follow instructing to the T. The cake was soooooo moist n delicious everyone at dinner loved my cake. Again am the queen of desserts...lol. will be making it again. Did not make the icing so I can not comment on it.....thank u again for the recipe n all the reviews it helped me alot!!!!!!!!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Mmmmmmm!February 25, 2010 By BlueBaker
I tried this recipe for the first time and substituted the butter with Smart Balance and it came out great! I was surprised that it didn't come out super sweet considering the 1 1/2 C sugar. Also, I didn't think that Smart Balance would be best suited for this rich, decadent cake but it worked! If you try to make this the same way, I would decrease the salt by half or omit it entirely because there's salt in the ""butter."" I just have to find a substitute for the red food coloring. Something about ingesting all that dye doesn't settle right with me. I read that beet root powder works just as well in achieving the beautiful red color. I think I'll try it. If I do, I'll be sure to update. Thanks for reading. :)
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Look No FurtherJanuary 01, 2010 By plysmb
This is it. I have been looking for my grandmother's recipe for Red Velvet Cake to no avail. I tried others on the web and they were ok, but definitely not the Red Velvet I knew. I suspected this one may be it because I thought I remembered mixing the vinegar and baking soda and it had doubled the red coloring and the cocoa. This was my dad's favorite cake. . . and when I read Dorisann1115's posting, I knew it had to be the RIGHT recipe. Thank you to Dorisann1115 for her posting. I was searching Christmas Day morning and because of her review, I was able to make this as one of the cakes for Christmas this year. It was amazing. And use the Red Velvet Cake frosting only. Cream cheese frosting on Red Velvet Cake? That is just not right. The RV Frosting is so easy, don't let it scare you. Just follow the directions. I can't wait to try it with coconut and pecans. Sounds great!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 out of 5 5 out of 5
THIS RECIPE HAS BEEN A FAMILY FAVORITE FOR 45 YRSDecember 24, 2009 By dorisann1115
I have made this recipe for 45 years. It is a must at Thanksgiving and Christmas. My son was 6 requested it for his birthday, today it is STILL his favorite cake. We add coconut and chopped pecans to the frosting. The frosting must be made with ingredients at ROOM TEMPERATURE or you will have a less than perfect result. Wish I could give it 10 stars.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Aunt Mildred's best!!!November 25, 2009 By josie127
I loved this recipe! Cooked it several times, family and friends love it!! Any other cake recipes available Aunt Mildred?
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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All StarOctober 18, 2008 By sami90
I love this cake. I had problems the first time i made it too with lumps and grainy texture in the frostine. but i found out that if you put a layer of plastic wrap over the milk and flour mixture when you put it in the refridgerator it works best and that you have to stir the creamed sugar in very well to dissolve the sugar grains. but this cake has amazing flavor and is not that hard to make. This is my fave cake ever!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Red Velvet CakeJanuary 26, 2008 By raineygirl6
This cake was delicious! I have made the recipe many times for my family. The reason I gave it a 4 was the icing was grainy. When I remade it with a cream cheese icing it was a 10! thanks to Aunt Mildred.
21 of 23 people found this review helpful.

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