Cake - AdamsŪ "Original" Red Velvet Cake

Notes: Tip: substitute 1/2 cup unsalted butter for shortening and Adams Butter Flavor Tip: Make your own buttermilk by mixing 1 Tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup milk and letting it sit for 5 minutes

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  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup Shortening
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ADAMS BEST VANILLA
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ADAMS BUTTER FLAVOR
  • 1 ounce ADAMS RED FOOD COLOR
  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat vigorously. Add flavors to mixture. In a separate bowl make a paste of cocoa and food coloring and blend into shortening mixture. Sift together dry ingredients and add alternately with buttermilk to mixture. Add vinegar to mixture with last part of buttermilk. Blend well. Bake in 3-8" or 9" pans for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean at 350 degrees. Let cool completely. Cover with frosting. Original Red Velvet Cake

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