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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
CC Bennett
Added: Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 1/2 oz red food coloring
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon soda
1 tablespoons vinegar

Frosting:
1/2 stick butter
8 oz cream cheese
1 lb box of powdered sugar
dash of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c chopped nuts

Directions:
Directions:
Cake:
Cream shortening; beat in sugar gradually. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition. Make paste of cocoa and food coloring; add to creamed mixture. Add salt, flour and vanilla alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Sprinkle soda over vinegar; pour vinegar over batter. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Bake in 3 8-inch pans or 2 9-inch pans for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Food color can be eliminated for those that are allergic. The cake is just as good without it.

Frosting:
Mix ingredients together until light and fluffy. Frost and fill cake.

 

 

 

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