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Red Velvet Cake from Joan McKinley Recipe

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This recipe for Red Velvet Cake from Joan McKinley, by , is from May Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

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2 1oz bottles of red food coloring
3T Nestle Quick cocoa
1/2c shortening
1 1/2c sugar
2 eggs
1t soda
2 1/2c cake flour
1t salt
1T vinegar
1t vanilla
1c buttermilk

1 stick butter
1c sugar
2/3c milk
8T shortening
1t vanilla

Mix coloring and cocoa. Cream sugar and shortening add coloring and eggs. Beat 10 minutes.

Sift flour and salt

Mix soda and milk add alternately with flour to creamed mixture

Add vanilla and vinegar

Pour in greased and floured cake pans and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Place a pan of water un the cake while baking. Cool

Cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add flour slowly, add milk slowly then add vanilla. Beat 12 minutes and spread on cooled cake.

Store cake in refrigerator




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