Red Velvet Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
Cake
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. cocoa
  • ¼ cup red food coloring
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 ½ cups sifted flour
Frosting
  • 3 Tbs. flour 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tsp. Ronald Reginald's Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbs. vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Ronald Reginald's Pure Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Cream shortening and sugar with electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat for one minute. Mix cocoa and food coloring to paste-like consistency; add with salt to sugar mixture. Combine vanilla and buttermilk, add slowly to sugar mixture, alternately with flour. Combine soda and vinegar and stir into batter (do not beat). Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans. Bake in 350° oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. To make the frosting, mix flour and milk to smooth paste. Cook over low heat until thick, stirring constantly. Cool. Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla with electric mixer. Add flour mixture gradually, beating constantly until it reaches spreading consistency. Spread between layers of cake and over top and sides.
Recipe by Ronald Reginald's at http://www.ronaldreginalds.com/red-velvet-cake/