- 1 Tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice
1. Place a Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.
2. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line.
3. Let stand for five minute. Then, use as much as your recipe calls for.
I obtained this recipe from about.com:frugal living.
RED VELVET CAKE
2 1/2 cups self- rising flour, sifted
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup of cocoa
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 eggs, room temperature
2 1/2 tablespoons red food colour (I had a little over half of my little red bottle which you get from the supermarket and I put all of it in!)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (essence 1 1/2 teaspoons)
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons white vinegar
Oven 180C grease and line baking pan
mix together flour, cocoa and salt in a seperate bowl
With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, whisk together sugar and oil until combined.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Mix in food color and vanilla.
Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of buttermilk, and whisking well after each. Stir together the baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl (it will foam); add mixture to the batter, and mix on medium speed 10 seconds.
Pour batter into prepared tin and bake for 30-40mins checking at 30mins. When a skewer inserted comes out clean then its ready to go.
Allow to cool before you frost
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 cup icing sugar/mixture
1 250g block cream cheese
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean
Sift icing sugar into bowl. Using an electric mixer mix through cream cheese until smooth then add vanilla.
If you do want chocolate frosting use CSR chocolate icing mixture or replace 1/4 cup of icing mixture for cocoa powder.