Saturday, January 14, 2012

Grandma's Recipe

Thinking of MY grandma, Anna Parkison. My thinking went to her cooking. She used to make the most wonderful Red Velvet Cake. She told the story that the recipe was a secret. Someone in her family, I can't remember who, was given the recipe by the cook who worked at the Waldorf Astoria. this relative was sworn to secrecy, but made the cake and gave the recipe to my grandmother. Who knows if that is true, but here's the recipe. And the cake is awesome!

Red Cake from Grandma Parkison
3 tsp cocoa
1/2 oz red cake coloring
1/2 cup crisco--cream with 1 1/2 cup sugar
Add 2 eggs, one at a time--beat after each one
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour, add alternately with 1 cup buttermilk--Mix tsp of soda with tbs of vinegar while foaming--
Add to cake mixture
Bake 350 degrees. 30 - 35 mins

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