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Written by Texas Highways

Many diners at the Village Bakery Café in Amarillo make it a point to save room for this finale.

Cathy Barber, Food Editor, The Dallas Morning News provided this recipe.

You can find Adams Extract Co.'s recipes on the company's web site at www.adamsextract.com/recipe.html. Red Velvet Cake is also known as the $500 Cake and Waldorf-Astoria Cake.

Adapted from Along the Garden Path by Bill and Sylvia Varney of Fredericksburg Herb Farm.

Adapted from Along the Garden Path by Bill and Sylvia Varney of Fredericksburg Herb Farm.

This recipe is adapted from one in The Melting Pot: Ethnic Cuisine in Texas (Institute of Texan Cultures, 1977). Like many German-Texan desserts, it calls for pecans. German immigrants learned quickly to substitute readily available Texas pecans for the walnuts and hazelnuts they had used in Germany.

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