½ cup shortening 1 ½ c. sugar
2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. butter flavor 1 oz. bottle red food color
3 level TBSP. Cocoa 2 ½ c, sifted flour
1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. vinegar 1 tsp. soda
Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, butter flavor.
Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring.
Add to first mixture.
Alternately add flour and buttermilk.
Mix soda and vinegar in small bowl.
Add to batter, Blend.
Bake in three (3) 9”-10” pans for 20-25 minutes on 350.
Let cool completely, cover with frosting/icing (recipe below).
Red Velvet Cake Icing
3 Tbsp flour
½ tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
½ tsp butter flavor
Cook milk, flour, salt until thick.
Cream shortening and sugar very well, add butter flavor.
Combine with the first mixture, beat well.