Velvet Cake - ANY COLOR

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Cream shortening, sugar and eggs.
  • Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa and add to cream mixture.
  • Add buttermilk alternating with flour and salt.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Add soda to vinegar and blend into the batter.
  • Adjust color.
  • Pour into 2 8" round cake pans. If not silicone, grease and flour first.
  • Bake for 24-30 minutes.
  • Cool on a rack.
  • For the frosting, add milk to flour slowly and mix til smooth.
  • Cook milk and flour until very thick, stirring constantly.
  • Cool completely.
  • Cream sugar, butter and vanilla until flutty.
  • Add cooked mixture and beat on high until VERY fluffy.
  • It will look and taste like whipped cream.
  • Color frosting, if desired. Leaving it white is nice. Contrasting color is good. Same color if you are looking for an effect.
  • Split layers, fill and frost.
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