County Fair Red Velvet Cake

Recipe by Barenakedchef
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream shortening with sugar; add eggs.
  • Combine cocoa and food coloring to make a paste.
  • Stir into creamed mixture.
  • Sift four and salt together.
  • Then with electric mixer at medium speed, add alternately with buttermilk to mixture.
  • Blend well; add vanilla.
  • Combine vinegar and soda and while still foaming, add to batter.
  • Do not beat; instead stir gently.
  • Bake in 2 greased and floured layer cake pans at 350° for 30-35 minutes.
  • Icing: Cook flour and milk over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly.
  • Cool.
  • Add sugar, butter and vanilla.
  • Beat at high speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread on cooled cake.
  • Icing will take a length of time to set; it resembles whip cream when cool.
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