Willard Scott’s Red Velvet Cake

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Willard Scott’s Red Velvet Cake
Willard Scott’s Red Velvet Cake
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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
1070
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
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
71g
100%
Sugar
77g
N/A
Saturated Fat
17g
86%
Cholesterol
102mg
34%
Protein
9g
17%
Carbs
104g
35%
Vitamin A
227µg
25%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4%
Vitamin C
0.4mg
0.7%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
8mg
41%
Vitamin K
3µg
3%
Calcium
184mg
18%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
25µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
109µg
27%
Folic acid
49µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
33mg
8%
Monounsaturated
39g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
308mg
44%
Polyunsaturated
11g
N/A
Potassium
204mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17%
Sodium
668mg
28%
Sugars, added
74g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
22.5%
Trans
0.8g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%