with Carrie @ Thoughts, Ponderings, Musings
The second favorite part of my childhood Christmas meal was my Grandmother’s Red Velvet Cake. It has been confirmed that dessert is considered part of the meal at Christmas!
I remember it always being baked in a sheet pan, and unlike the usual cream cheese or buttercream frosting, Grandmother had her own unique frosting that made her cake special...or at least it was to all of us!
Grandmother's Red Velvet Cake
1 Duncan Hines white cake mix
3 T oil
water amount as listed on cake box
2 T red coloring
Mix all ingredients and bake according to directions on cake box. Cool.
Mix 2 1/3 cups of confectioners sugar with 1/4 t salt and 1 egg. Boil 2 T water and 1/4 c granulated sugar and add to first mixture. Add 1/2 c Crisco shortening, 1 t vanilla and beat till smooth.
Last year at Christmas, I tried a different type recipe that was a big hit. Red Velvet Cake Balls! You may find it here. I liked the white chocolate dipped ones the best.