Adams "Original" Red Velvet Cake

Notes: See Betty Adams Original white icing or No Cook icing as an original recipe pairing!

» Batter

  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbl vinegar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. "Adams Best" Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Adams Butter Flavor
  • 1 ounce Adams Red Color
  • 3 Tbl cocoa
  • 2-1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp salt
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 3-9" or 10" pans for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool completely. Cover with frosting.

» Photo

Photo of Adams recipe card circa 1969 Original Red Velvet Recipe Card

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