A Red Velvet Cake is one of those cakes that everyone must try. It is full of decadence that it takes you to a new level of comfort food. The cocoa makes this cake so gorgeous you have to try it. This recipe makes a one tier cake but by increasing the volumes, you can increase the number of tier to form a tower. Which ever way you choose, this is superb as a cake, as a dessert or just a snack. I often have one of these ready for when girl friends pop round to gossip as my husband puts it. It is just another excuse for me to make one.
Red Velvet Cake
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the shortening, sugar, and egg substitute together. In a small bowl, make a thick paste of the cocoa and food coloring and add it to the cream mixture. Stir in the vanilla.
- Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Alternately add portions of the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the creamed mixture, stirring well.
- Mix in the vinegar and pour the batter into a 2 x 9- by 9-inch or oblong pan. Bake for 30 minutes.
- Allow to cool. Cut into 10 squares and top each square with whipped topping.