Granny's Red Velvet Cake
1 tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp cocoa (I use 2-3 tablespoons because I like it more chocolatey)
Sift together the above ingredients.
Now cream together these ingredients:
1-1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup oil
1 bottle red food coloring (I usually use a little less)
Now add 1 cup of buttermilk to this wet mixture alternately with the flour mixture until all ingredients are incorporated.
Bake 350 degrees in two layers (pans buttered and floured) until done. (for me, this is about 30-40 minutes)
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Now a really special step! While the cake is baking...
Mix 3/4 cup regular milk and 1/2 cup sugar and heat on the stovetop.
When the layers come out of oven, spoon the hot milk and sugar mixture over them and let it soak in.
8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup butter
1 box powdered sugar (10x confectioners sugar)
Blend together and ice the cooled cake. It's amazing! :) Enjoy! And since it's our regular Wednesday coffee chat day, let's chat about your most precious recipes, those that have sentimental value to you. Please share!