Cake Making

My cousin, Mary Beth, devouring the cake icing.

I made my first ever cake from scratch today, with a lot of guidance from my grandma. It was quite an experience, but really fun. So fun that I think I might try it again, someday… Here’s the recipe, in case you want to try it out.

Red Velvet Cake

1/2 cup shortening

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 cups of flour

1 tablespoon cocoa

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

2 ounces of red food coloring

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon vinegar

What to do with all your ingredients:

Cream the shortening, sugar, eggs until light. Sift the flour, cocoa, and salt 2 times. When done sifting, add alternatively with the buttermilk, red food coloring. Beat well. Then add the baking soda and vinegar. Bake at the 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Delicious.


5 tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
1 cup  butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cook flour and milk until smooth and thick, stirring constantly. Cool thoroughly. Beat sugar and butter well with electric beater. Add vanilla, mix well. Add to cooled flour and milk mixture. Beat until right consistency to spread. Becomes fluffy like whipped cream.



Filed under DIY, Yummy Noms

2 responses to “Cake Making

  1. Red velvet kick? 🙂 Let’s real bake more often, okay?

  2. ashleymyers

    Yes, it’s my favorite cake, so I was inspired after the other night 🙂

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