Red Velvet Cake

App & Osborne Family Cookbook 2004
Joanna App

Ingredients

Cake
1/2 C shortening
1 1/2 C sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 oz. red food coloring
2 Tbsp. cocoa
2 1/2 C cake flour
1 tsp. salt
1 C buttermilk
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. soda

Icing
5 Tbsp. flour
1 C milk
1 C sugar
1 C butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Grease and flour 2 – 8″ pans.
2. Cream sugar and shortening; add vanilla an 1 egg at a time. Beat well.
3. Make a paste with the food coloring and cocoa; add to creamed mixture.
4. Sift flour and salt together. Add to the creamed mixture, alternating with buttermilk.
5. Combine vinegar and soda and mix into batter.
6. Pour evenly into prepared pans and bake for 1 hour. Let cool completely.
7. Prepare icing: Cook flour and milk until thick; let cool.
8. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add to the flour mixture and add the vanilla.
9. Beat until fluffy. Frost cake when cake is cooled.


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