#DD – Alyssa Fox

Red Velvet Cake


2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ounces red food coloring
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon white vinegar


1 cup milk
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Grease two 9 inch round pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175
degrees C). Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring. Set aside.
Combine the buttermilk, salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside. In a
large bowl, cream together the shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar until
light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the cocoa
mixture. Beat in the buttermilk mixture alternately with the flour,
mixing just until incorporated. Stir together baking soda and vinegar,
then gently fold into the cake batter.
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 30
minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes
out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting. Refrigerate until
ready to serve.

To Make Icing: In a saucepan, combine the milk and 5 tablespoons flour.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Set
aside to cool completely. Cream together butter, 1 cup sugar and 1
teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy, then stir in the cooled milk
and flour mixture, beating until icing reaches spreading consistency.


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4 Responses to #DD – Alyssa Fox

  1. Regina Ross says:

    i love Red Velvet Cake =)


  2. I love Red Velvet…A guilty pleasure….

  3. I ended up with a gluten allergy two years ago now. One thing I miss the most is not being able to eat any cake. Some of my favorite recipes don’t transfer well when I try to make them gluten free.

  4. Shelly says:

    Hi Alyssa,
    Love Red Velvet cake. Will have to try this recipe. Went to your website to read about Bound to Protect. Looks like a good read. 🙂

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