Sunday, November 25, 2007


Red Velvet Cake
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2 beaten eggs
1 ounce red food coloring
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 tablespoon vinegar

Cream shortening, sugar and eggs. Sift flour, cocoa and salt together and mix buttermilk with coloring. Add dry ingredients alternately with liquid ingrediants to creamed mixture. beat well. Dissolve baking soda in vinegar and fold into batter. grease and flour two 9 inch layer-cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Remove from pans, cool and spread with Vanilla frosting and filling

Vanilla frosting and filling

1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup shortening
Grated coconut (optional)

In small saucepan, blend flour with milk and salt and cook over low heat, stirring, until of pudding consistency. Cool. In large bowl, cream together shortening, butter, sugar and vanilla. Add cooled flour mixture and beat until smooth. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with coconut if desired. Refrigerate cake.

Cinnamon rolls

(I put mine in the bread machine on dough setting) In mixer bowl combine 2 cups flour and 1 package active dry yeast. Heat 1 cup milk, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup butter and 1 teaspoon salt til warm. (115 to 120 degrees) Stir constantly and add to flour mixture: add 2 eggs. Beat at low speed of mixer for 1/2 minute. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in as much of 2 to 2 and 1/2 cups flour as you can mix in with a spoon. On a floured surface, knead in enough remaining flour as you can to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic. ( 6 to 8 minutes). Shape into a ball in greased bowl, turn once. Cover, let rise until double ( about 1 hour). Punch down divide in half. Cover, let rest 10 minutes. Roll one half into a 12 x 8 inch rectangle. Spread melted butter over dough. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Sprinkle over dough. Add as many raisins or red hots as you like. Roll up jelly roll style beginning at long side. Seal. Slice into 12 rolls. Place in greased 9 x 1 and 1/2 inch round pan. Repeat with other half of dough. Cover and let rise until double about one half hour. bake in 350 degree oven 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from pans.

Michelle's easy pancakes

Using a 4 cup measuring cup, add 1 cup milk in it. Then add 2 teaspoons baking powder to the milk. Next beat in one egg until well blended. Add 1 teaspoon salt and mix. Add a little cinnamon. Last, add in 1 and 1/2 cup of flour mixing just until blended. Lumps are okay! Make sure your griddle is hot before you make your pancakes! I use 3 large tablespoons of mix per pancake. Cook until you have bubbles, flip and cook a couple minutes more! Makes about 8 cakes! Enjoy!


Susie said...

Mmm these all sound delicious!! You must be one terrific cook Michelle!
Thanks for sharing :)

Dawn said...

My SIL always made red velvet cake for our sons who share at February 13 birthday. Those are good memories.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the recipes! I also use the bread machine for the dough cycle and then do the rest by hand and oven.

T*mmy said...

Wow...thanks for the awesome sounding recipes!

Have a great Monday Miz Michelle!! =)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recipes they sound really yummmmmy. Have a great day!

Daughter of the King said... and your house situation are now on my prayer list.......You need to relax...come over and we can stitch something can bring the cake....hehe!

Penless Thoughts said...

I made a Red Velvet Cake years ago!!! Hadn't thought of it in years!!! Thanks!!

groovyoldlady said...

I do love me some cinnamon rolls!

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing your recipes with us. It has been years since I made a red velvet cake until Thanksgiving. I like your frosting it sounds good. I used the cream cheese form and it was too sweet. I'll have to try yours next time.

I will keep you and your house on my prayer list. Thanks for visiting and your loving commets.

May each day be filled with love and many blessings!

Patty said...

yummy recipes ! I haven't made a red velvet cake in years. Think i will give your recipe a try this week