Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pictures And A Recipe

Linda putting up my tree:

Mallory today:

Red Velvet Cake
1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 oz. red food coloring (2 bottles)
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon vinegar
Frosting/Icing Ingredients:
1 cup milk
1/3 cup flour dash of salt
1/2 cup Crisco 1 stick margarine 1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Grease two 9 inch round pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cream shortening and sugar WELL. Add eggs and beat well. Sift together 3 times flour, cocoa, and salt. Add these three ingredients and buttermilk to batter, beat well. Add vanilla and food coloring and beat in. Then in a small bowl add vinegar and soda, until soda is dissolved, FOLD INTO CAKE BATTER. DON'T BEAT OR STIR NOW. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool layers before icing.
Icing Directions:
To Make Icing: Cook 1 cup milk and flour in double boiler until the consistency of pudding, stirring constantly. Add dash of salt and set aside to cool. Cream 1/2 cup Crisco and 1 stick of margarine and 1 cup granulated sugar. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add to cooling pudding mixture and beat until creamy.
DON'T ICE CAKE TILL COOL because the icing will melt all over the cake.


Gail said...

Shirla,Mallory is such a lil doll !! I'm glad your tree is up,I'm still waiting :X

Shirla said...

Thank you, Gail. You dont have your tree up yet??

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Awww, she is sooo cute:) Tell them boys to get your decorations!!!

Celticspirit said...

Wow that tree looks huge! How tall is it?
I like the color of your living room. Very Southwest looking.
Very nice pictures.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Thats a good idea for a backup plan:) I see you haven't picked up your award from my site yet:(

Mrs.Ruiz said...

They canceled girl scouts and her husband told me to just freeze the cake, so thats what i did:) I told Justin we would have to eat it for Christmas he said I thought you were making red velvet. Si decided instead of eating the other cake I would just freeze it and stick to the original plan:) I dont have a sifter and did not see one at walmart, i make banan bread without sifting the flour how important do you think it is for this recipe. i can look at other stores for one if need be

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Ok, I will pick one up tomorrow. I dont know why I didn't see one at Walmart

Mrs.Ruiz said...

I bought a sifter:)))

Rebecca said...

Mallory is PRECIOUS, your tree is lovely!