Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Red Velvet Cake

1 1/2c. sugar
1c. shortening
2 eggs
1 c. buttermilk(if you dont have buttermilk you can substatute for powdered buttermilk or even 1 c. regular milk with 1 tsp lemon juice)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 oz. red food coloring
1 oz. water
1 tsp. baking soda
1 T. vinegar
2 c. flour
1 T. cocoa
Dash of salt
Cream sugar and shortening, add eggs and buttermilk and vanilla. Mix coloring, water, baking soda, and vinegar in a 3 cup bowl and add to creamed mixture. Bake in a 9"by 13" pan at 350* for 30-35 minutes.
1 c. milk
3/4c. flour
1/2c. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
1 T. vanilla
Cook milk and flour until thick in a sauce pan (till it is in a big ball). cool. Add butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Beat well, frost cake, cover with coconut. Keep in refridgerator. (Tastes best when it is cold!)
This is the Bawden birthday cake! every year on pretty much anyones birthday this cake is requested. I happened to make it for Donna's b-day this year! happy birthday sis!
It is such a yummy cake and i swear to you i could eat a whole pan to myself!
It has a little story to how we got this recipe in our family. When my uncle keith was on his mission he met this lady who gave every person she met this recipe. he asked her why one day and this is the story she told him..... She went out to eat at this amazing restaurant and loved everything, especially the red velvet cake. She asked the waiter to talk to the chef. she asked him if she could have it and he said why of course! so he gave her the recipe. She was really happy and excited until she got her bill. it was for $3,000 dollars!! thats expensive today so i could only imagine 20 plus years ago! well she paid for it (recipe) and when the chef saw her he looked confused that she would actually pay so much! She looked at him and said, because you made me buy this recipe i now consider it mine and will share it with everyone i meet! so she did and I'm glad because it is so amazing, and on behalf of this lady Donna and I are sharing it with you:)
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