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Red Velvet Cake Recipe (VRP 090)


  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. "Adams Best" Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Adams Butter Flavor
  • Two ½ oz. bottles Adams Red Color
  • 3 Tbl. (level) cocoa
  • 2½ cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbl. vinegar

No-Cook Icing

  • 1 lb. confectioners sugar (sifted)
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 Tbl. "Adams Best" Vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. Adams Butter Flavor
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 5 Tbl. milk (approx.)


  1. Cream shortening, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs ones at a time, beating vigorously after each addition.
  3. Add flavors.
  4. Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring and blend in.
  5. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with buttermilk.
  6. Add vinegar with last half of buttermilk.
  7. Beat only until smooth.
  8. Bake in 3 greased and floured 8 inch or 9 inch pans for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees, or until cake tester comes out clean.
  9. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans and cool completely.

No-Cook Icing

  1. Sift confectioners sugar. Blend well about ½ the sugar with shortening, flavors and salt.
  2. Alternately add rest of sugar and enough milk to get a smooth spreading icing.

Red Velvet Cake

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