Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Red Velvet Cake by Hershey

2 1/2 Tablespoons red food coloring
2 cups flour
1/3 cup of Hershey cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1-2 containers of vanilla frosting
Hershey mini chips semi sweet chocolate or Hershey milk chocolate chip (optional)
1/2 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (I also sometimes use almond instead)
1 cup buttermilk

Heat oven to 350 F  Grease and flour  13x9 baking pan

Beat butter and sugar in large bowl, add eggs and vanilla and beat well.  Stir together buttermilk and food coloring.  Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; add alternately to butter mixture with buttermilk mixture, mix well.  Stir in baking soda and vinegar.

Pour into prepared pan

Bake 25-30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool completely in pan

Frost and add chips if desired.   Enjoy!

Makes 12 servings

If baked in round 9 inch pans, bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes; cool 10 minutes and take out of pans.
if baked in cupcake liners makes about 28. Fill each about half way and bake at 350 about 20 minutes.  Frost as you like. Enjoy!

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