On Line Cookbook

Red Cake Recipe

Recipe Information
Great for the Fourth of July

C. Myers

Serves/Makes:2 Layer 8" cake

  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Crisco
  • 2-1/2 cups (600 ml) cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) Salt
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) Nestle Quick (Chocolate)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (225 ml) buttermilk
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1 Oz (28 grm). bottle of red food coloring
  • Disolve soda in vinegar before adding to mixture.
  • Add red food coloring last.
  • Combine all other ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  • Use electric mixer to blend all ingredients, approx. 2 minutes.
  • Lightly grease the bottoms only of two 8 inch round cake pans.
  • Cut out 2 8 inch circles of wax paper and place in pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) F for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Be careful not to over bake, or it will be dry.
  • Let pans cool wire racks before removing cake.
  • Run a knife around the outside edge and then carefully turn pans upside
  • down on wire racks and remove pans and wax paper let cakes set until
  • completely cool before frosting.
This is the frosting I like to use for Red Cake. Combine: 3 tbsp of flour 3/4 vup of milk (whole or 2%) Cook over low heat stirring constantly in a small sauce pan until thick. Must cool completely.

Beat: 3/4 cup of sugar 3/4 cup of butter 1 tsp vanilla Add flour and milk mixure and beat until of spreading consistency. Must have a good electric mixer for this, or it will not turn out right.