Grandma's Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Grandma's Red Velvet Cake
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  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bottles (1 oz each) red food coloring
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • frosting:
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in food coloring, vinegar and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until thickened and opaque. Cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl, beat butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in cornstarch mixture. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until frosting is light and fluffy. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Yield: 14 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 683.46 Kcal (2862 kJ)
Calories from fat 309.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.44g 53%
Cholesterol 112.46mg 37%
Sodium 289.37mg 12%
Potassium 67.99mg 1%
Total Carbs 91.92g 31%
Sugars 71.56g 286%
Dietary Fiber 1.19g 5%
Protein 3.72g 7%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 14%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Calcium 37.7mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 396.86 Kcal (1662 kJ)
Calories from fat 179.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 53%
Cholesterol 65.3mg 37%
Sodium 168.03mg 12%
Potassium 39.48mg 1%
Total Carbs 53.37g 31%
Sugars 41.55g 286%
Dietary Fiber 0.69g 5%
Protein 2.16g 7%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 14%
Iron 1.1mg 10%
Calcium 21.9mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.3
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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