Red Velvet Cake
  • ½ cup Crisco
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 oz. red food coloring
  • 2-1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • One Tablespoon vinegar
  • One Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.
  2. Line two cake pans with waxed paper. Grease and flour cake pans.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening, sugar, and eggs.
  4. Make a paste of red food coloring and cocoa. Add cocoa mixture, vanilla, and buttermilk to creamed ingredients.
  5. Sift flour, salt, and soda together and add to above mixture. Beat well. Fold in vinegar. Pour into two cake pans and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes in the pans on rack. Remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add sugar gradually, beating after each addition.
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