RECIPE # 4105 - RED VELVET CAKE - Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

RECIPE # 4105 - RED VELVET CAKE - Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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DAISY KING / MISS DAISY'S KITCHEN

1/2 c butter

1/2 c shortening

2 c sugar

4 eggs

2 1/2 c flour

1 t baking soda

1/4 t salt

4  T cocoa

1 c buttermilk

1 t vanilla

4 T red food coloring

In a bowl of large mixer, combine the butter, shortening, and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one

at a time.  Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa, and gradually add to butter mixture alternating with buttermilk.  Add vanilla and red food coloring.  Blend well, Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans or 1 tube pan.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool cake, prepare frosting and ice cake.  Yield: 12 -14 servings.

Frosting

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1 16-oz box confectioners' sugar

1  c butter, softened

1  t vanilla

4 T heavy cream

1/2 c sweetened flaked coconutred food coloring

In large bowl of mixer, blend confectioners sugar, butter, vanilla and heavy cream until smooth and fluffy.  You may need to add additional cream to achieve fluffy consistency.  Frost layers and assemble. Tint coconut with red food coloring and sprinkle on top.

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