Red Velvet Cake

CAKE INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE

½ cup shortening
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
2 ounces Red Food Coloring
2 TBL cocoa (heaping)
1 cup buttermilk
2 ¼ cups cake flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp white vinegar

INGREDIENTS FOR FROSTING

3 TBL flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup butter (DO NOT SUBSTITUTE)

DIRECTIONS FOR CAKE

• Cream shortening, sugar and eggs
• Make a paste of the food coloring and cocoa
• Add to creamed mixture
• Add buttermilk – alternating with flour and salt
• Add vanilla
• Add soda to vinegar
• Blend in to mixture
• Pour into 3 or 4 greased and floured 8” pans
• Bake at 350 F. for 24-30 minutes
• Frost layers and cake with frosting

DIRECTIONS FOR FROSTING

• Slowing add milk to flour – make sure no lumps
• Cook flour and milk, stirring constantly, until very thick
• Cool completely • Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy
• Add to the cooked mixture
• Beat on high speed until very fluffy

Recipe Compliments of:
In Our Kitchen
in-our-kitchen.com