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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carol Walton

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 C. shortening
1 1/2 C. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. butter flavoring
1.5 oz. red food coloring
3 Tbsp. cocoa
2 1/2 C. flour
1 C. buttermilk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 Tbsp. vinegar

Icing:
5 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. milk
1 1/2 C. shortening
1 1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. Butter flavoring

Directions:
Directions:
Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, flavorings together. make a paste of cocoa and food coloring; add the first mixture. Alternately, add flour and buttermilk; mix soda and vinegar in a small bowl, add to batter. Blend. Bake at 350 in three 9 inch cake pans for 20-30 minutes. Cook, then ice.

Icing:
Cook milk, flour and salt until thick and let cool. Mix together sugar, shortening and flavorings, then add to flour mixture. Beat until no grains of sugar can be tasted.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A family favorite!!

 

 

 

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