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Red Velvet Cake

Author/Submitted by: Possum Kingdom Lake Cookbook
Servings: 0
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

1/2  cup  shortening
2    eggs
1  teaspoon  vanilla
1  teaspoon  salt
2 1/2  cups  flour, sifted 2 to 3 times
1  teaspoon  baking soda
1 1/2  cups  sugar
1/4  cup  red food coloring
2  tablespoons  cocoa
1  cup  buttermilk
1  teaspoon  vinegar

Cream shortening and sugar till fluffy. Add eggs and beat 1 minute. Put cocoa and red coloring in cup and make paste. Add to shortening mixture. Add salt and vanilla to buttermilk, adding milk and flour alternately to shortening mixture, mixing well after each addition. Put vinegar and soda in cup and mix. Add to mixture. Bake in two 9" pans at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. See frosting section for Frosting recipe (???).

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