Red Velvet Cake

Ms. Lou's red velvet cake can satisfy the most discerning sweet tooth. Don't believe us? You should try it.

Ingredients

 1/2 cup shortening
 1 1/2 cups sugar
 2 eggs
 2 tablespoons cocoa
 1/4 cup red food coloring
 1 teaspoon salt
 1 teaspoon vanilla
 1 cup buttermilk
 2 1/4 cups flour sifted three times
 1 tablespoon vinegar
 1 teaspoon soda
Frosting Ingredients
 1 cup milk
 3 tablespoons flour
 1 cup butter
 1 cup powdered sugar
 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

1

Heat oven to 350°F.

2

Grease and flour two round cake pans.

3

Using a mixer, cream the shortening and sugar until fluffy.

4

Add eggs and beat for one minute. Set aside.

5

In a separate cup, place cocoa and food coloring and make paste.

6

Add to the creamed sugar mixture. Add salt.

7

In a separate bowl, combine vanilla and buttermilk and add flour slowly. Set aside.

8

Next, put the vinegar and soda in a cup and mix.

9

Add the flour mixture to the creamed sugar mixture.

10

Fold ingredients together, do not beat. Pour batter into greased pans and place into preheated oven.

11

Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.

Frosting Instructions
12

Combine milk and flour.

13

Cook in a saucepan over medium heat and cook the mixture until it is thick.

14

Put in a bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool.

15

Beat remaining ingredients with mixer.

16

Incorporate flour and milk mixture a little at a time.

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