Grandmother Paula’s Red Velvet Cake


Ingredients :

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups cake flour

3 sticks 2 for cake, 1 (softened) for icing butter

2 oz red food coloring

2 tablespoons cocoa

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 (16 oz) box confectioner's sugar

1 cup melted marshmallows

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup chopped pecans

1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese

Directions :

Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Beat eggs; add sugar. Mix cocoa and food
coloring. Add 2 sticks of butter and egg mixture; mix well. Sift together flour
and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in

vanilla. Combine soda and vinegar in a small bowl and add to the mixture.
Pour into three 8-inch round greased and floured pans. Bake for 20 to 25
minutes, or until tastes are done.
Blend cream cheese and 1 stick of softened butter. Add marshmallows and
sugar and blend. Fold in coconut and nuts. Spread between layers and on
top and sides of cooled cake.
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