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So Moist Red Velvet Cake

Rated as 3.9 out of 5 Stars
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"I've searched the list of Red Velvet cakes. This is similar, but slightly different. This cake is a blue-ribbon winner and a favorite of my family."
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Ingredients

2 h 55 m servings 393
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 - 10 inch cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 10 inch cake pans.
  2. Beat the shortening and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Room-temperature eggs should be added one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the shortening mixture before adding the next. Mix the cocoa and red food coloring in a separate bowl and stir into the shortening mixture. Combine the flour and salt. Pour in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing until just incorporated. Stir in vanilla extract. In another separate bowl, mix the vinegar and baking soda. Fold in the vinegar mixture while fizzing; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Pour the batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  4. To make frosting: Cream together margarine and confectioner's sugar, then add vanilla extract. Beat until light and fluffy. Frost cooled cake and sprinkle with walnuts.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 393 calories; 15.4 61.3 3.7 24 538 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is a very rich cake, and the person before me was right. It is VERY dry. I added less than 1/4 cup veggie oil and baked at a temp of 350 degrees for 10- 15 minutes longer. It came out very ...

Most helpful critical review

It was vary dry and crumbly. I used it for cupcakes and they didn't even come out as on peice. To top it off it was a little too sweet. Will be looking for another recipe.

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This is a very rich cake, and the person before me was right. It is VERY dry. I added less than 1/4 cup veggie oil and baked at a temp of 350 degrees for 10- 15 minutes longer. It came out very ...

It was vary dry and crumbly. I used it for cupcakes and they didn't even come out as on peice. To top it off it was a little too sweet. Will be looking for another recipe.

I added a little bit of oil to make it a little more moist but it was wonderful!

Absolutely the best Red Velvet Cake I have ever put in my mouth. The others must have done something wrong cause the one I made was moist and perfect!!

Cake was very dry, and it needed much more food coloring to achieve a vibrant red color. Will not be using this recipe again.

Moist, bright red with hint of chocolate