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The Story of Aunt Oma's Red Velvet cake!

ChrisDoogoodMay 26, 2018, 10:35:20 PM

The story of Aunt Oma's Red Velvet Cake

My Aunt Oma... was from Phenix City Alabama! but, lived in California for many years. One evening She went out on the town.. stoped at a restaurant  and had eaten a delicious piece of Red Velvet Cake. Years later...  she moved back home. and remembered how Awesome that Red Velvet Cake was! So, She wrote a letter to the restaurant and requested the recipe for the cake. when she finally got a response.. They sent her the recipe!.. along with a bill for $300!! mind you this was in the early 70's, 300 bucks was huge! She was shocked at the bill and took it to a lawyer... The lawyer told her that she had requested they send her the recipe in writing and that was their price for doing so.. and she was obligated to pay it!! She said "Okie Dokie!!  but I'm going to GIVE it to everyone I know"!!! She gave it to my mom when she was 12 years old and she's been making it ever since!!.. and GIVING it to everyone who wanted it! She's 57 now... Her, me along with all the people she gave it to.. is alot of people!!.. who have passed it around.  I believe that's how this awesome recipe for Red Velvet Cake!!! made it to the South! ;) hope you enjoyed the story! along with The Recipe for this.. Aunt Oma's Red Velvet Cake! The Best Red Velvet Cake on Earth!!! https://www.minds.com/media/846162156547444736 

Aunt Oma’s Red Velvet Cake!

2 1/2 cups cake flour

1 cup buttermilk

2 cups sugar

3 1/4 sticks margarine

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. cocoa powder

1tsp. vinegar

1tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

1 bottle red food color

(sift dry ingredients separate)

cream butter + sugar, add eggs beat well. add food color + vinegar

Add dry mix + milk alternately while mixing.. add vanilla.. mix till smooth!

butter and flour pans evenly distribute between 3 round cake pans

bake at 400 time will depend on your oven.. use toothpick to check center.. poke it.. when it comes out clean.. its done!



1 stick margarine

1 6oz. box cream cheese

1 box powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

whip to cream

stir in 1 cup chopped pecans

(I usually double the frosting)