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Aunt Inez Red Velvet Cake

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“Very old red velvet cake recipe from my aunt. This one uses cake flour and less cocoa.”
1hr 20mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the oil and sugar.
  2. In separate bowl sift the flour, salt, soda, cocoa.
  3. Add the sifted flour mixture to the creamed oil and sugar then beat with mixer until smooth (about 45 seconds).
  4. Add the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, vinegar, and red food coloring and continue to beat with mixer until smooth.
  5. Pour equal amount of mixture into 3 (9 inch) round cake pans and bake at 350F for 27-35 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Don't over cook.
  6. Remove from oven a cool to room temperature.
  7. Make Frosting:
  8. With mixer beat butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  9. Add vanilla and pecans and continue to beat until mixed and smooth.
  10. Make layers and frost the cake.
  11. Make sure cake layers are completely cooled and frost the three layers.
  12. Store in refrigerator to keep frosting from melting.

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