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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Red Cake

Photo courtesy Mt. Carmel Daily Republican Register
   At the recent Holiday Cooking Contest this dessert, which is similar to a Red Velvet Cake, was one of the finalist. It's very moist and was a popular pick.

Dessert Category Finalist
Red Cake
Reuben Scholz, Princeton

1 1/2 cup of sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup Crisco
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 cup of red cake coloring
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. vinegar
2 1/4 cups of flour

Cream to very light and fluffy sugar and beat eggs for 5 minutes.

Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and add alternately with buttermilk and add vanilla. Mix cake coloring and cocoa, then add and mix well. Fold in vinegar and bake in two greased and floured 9 inch pans at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Frosting
5 Tbsp flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup Crisco

Boil milk and flour until thickens, then beat hard. Put in refrigerator overnight until cold. Cream together Crisco, sugar and vanilla, then add cold mixture. Beat until light and fluffy or about 5 minutes.
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