Willard Scott’s Red Velvet Cake

Willard Scott’s Red Velvet Cake
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Willard Scott’s Red Velvet Cake

Lori-Michele

Willard Scott’s Red Velvet Cake

“A delicious, moist cake for a special occasion.”- Jay Christian- author of Jay Christian's Hollywood Celebrity Recipes

10
Servings
727
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

For people who have allergies to red food coloring, it can be omitted and replaced with ¼ cup water and the recipe will turn out just fine; the cake just won’t be red.

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Ingredients

For the cake

  • 2½  Cups  self-rising flour
  • 1½  Cup  vegetable oil
  • 1½  Cup  sugar
  • 1  Cup  buttermilk
  • ¼  Cup  red food coloring
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  Teaspoon  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1  Teaspoon  white vinegar
  • large eggs
  • Nonstick cooking spray

For the frosting

  • ⅓  Pound  (1⅓ sticks) butter, softened
  • 10  Ounces  cream cheese, softened
  • 1½  Cup  chopped pecans
  • 1-pound box confectioner’s sugar

Directions

For the cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the flour, oil, sugar, buttermilk, food coloring, baking soda, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, vinegar, and eggs with an electric mixer. Spray three 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the batter equally into the three pans and bake until done, 25 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick.

For the frosting

Combine the butter, sugar, and cream cheese in a bowl. Beat until fluffy, then fold in the pecans. Use to frost the cake when it is cool.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
40g
57%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
77g
59%
Protein
19g
41%
Vitamin A, RAE
296µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
32µg
36%
Calcium, Ca
276mg
28%
Choline, total
50mg
12%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
153µg
38%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
582mg
83%
Selenium, Se
26µg
47%
Sodium, Na
1835mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
47g
2%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Lard Shopping Tip

Most lard sold in supermarkets contains additives. If you wish to render your own lard, look for fatback, the hard fat between the skin and muscle on the back of the pig.

Lard Cooking Tip

If you render your own lard, you should always refrigerate it to prevent it from going rancid.