Grandmother’s Red Velvet Cake Recipe

I’m revisiting this post because it’s the season and this is an irresistible cake that is a southern tradition. I’ll probably pull this forward every year just so it’s handy to share at baking time 🙂 Enjoy!!!

S.K. Nicholls

What's left of Grandmother's red velvet cake this morning. I wanted a pic before it was cut but nobody could wait. What’s left of Grandmother’s red velvet cake this morning. I wanted a pic before it was cut but nobody could wait.

Grandmother, Barbara Holland Koone, never made anything by a recipe. It was a handful of this and a pinch of that, a cup, a spoonful and a dribble. Everything was made from scratch. In her late eighties, we granddaughters convinced her to measure her favorites and write down the recipes for us. She agreed to give us one recipe each. We had to choose only one.  I had not planned to post this week, but this is my gift to you.

Being the best cook in three counties, with the County Fair ribbons to prove it, picking just one recipe was difficult for some. Not me, I wanted the Red Velvet Cake recipe. I watched her pinch and pour and measure as she prepared this recipe for me and…

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