Monday, June 14, 2010

Grandmother Paul’s Red Velvet Cake


1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cup cake flour
1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter
2 ounces red food coloring
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups sugar
2   eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vinegar

1 16-ounce box of confectioner’s sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup melted marshmallows
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs; add sugar.  Mix cocoa and food coloring.  Add butter and egg mixture; mix well.  Sift together flour and salt.  Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.  Blend in vanilla.  In a small bowl, combine soda and vinegar and add to mixture.  Pour into three 8-inch round greased and floured pans.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tests done.

Blend cream cheese and butter. Add marshmallows and sugar and blend.  Fold in coconut and nuts.  Spread between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.

Servings: 16 to 20 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Difficulty: Moderate

SOURCE: Grandmother Paul's Red Velvet Cake

NOTES: This recipe may be a little harder to pull off, but it's definitely worth it!  It's especially lovely on a lazy Sunday at home. =)

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