Red Velvet Cake

CAKE INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE

cup shortening
1 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 ounces Red Food Coloring
2 TBL cocoa (heaping)
1 cup buttermilk
2 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