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Red Velvet Cake

Servings: 10-12
This is a favorite in our house. It's a good Valentine's Day cake as well. Enjoy!

1 cup butter or shortening (I use half of each)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 oz. red food coloring
1 tsp. cocoa
1 tsp. salt
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

Cream shortening, sugar and eggs. Make a paste of the food coloring and cocoa. Add to the sugar mixture. Add salt, flour, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir in white vinegar and baking soda; do not beat. Pour into three 8 or 9-inch cake pans and bake at 350 degrees (180 C) for 30-35 minutes. Cool and frost.

Frost with a cream cheese frosting or your favorite.

Makes 10-12 servings.

Source: Grandma's Recipes
Submitted By: Pat Wynn
Date: 2/1/03