Red Velvet Chocolate Cake

Recipe by Debbie Smith
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Prepare cake pan (s) for baking by rubbing them with butter and sprinkling flour throughout the inside.
  • You can either use one 9"x13" pan or two circular 8" or 9" cake pans.
  • Make a paste of cocoa and red food coloring.
  • Set aside.
  • Cream shortening and white sugar.
  • Add 2 eggs, beat well.
  • Add vanilla and the paste of cocoa and red food coloring.
  • Sift 2 cups of flour and salt.
  • Add alternatively with milk.
  • Beat mixture well.
  • Dissolve baking soda in vinegar.
  • Add to cake mixture while foaming.
  • Pour mixture into pan (s) for baking.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for around 40 minutes.
  • Test to see if the cake is done by sticking a toothpick into its center.
  • If it comes out clean, the cake is done.
  • After cooled, top with Red Velvet Chocolate Cake Icing.