Red Velvet Cake

This decadent cake can be dressed up for the most formal occasions or just enjoyed as a simple picnic desert.

~ Shopping List ~

1/2 cup shortening
1-1/2 up. sugar
2 eggs
2 oz. red cake coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
2 -1/2 cup plain flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon soda (don’t sift w/flour)
1 tablespoon vinegar

~ What to do ~

Cream shortening and sugaar. Add eggs one at a time beating after each addition. Add cake coloring, vanilla and cocoa. Sift flour and salt together and add alternately w/buttermilk. Mix soda and vinegar and fold in immediately. Bake in 3 layers at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

We recommend using this Cream Cheese Frosting to top it off.