Classic Red Velvet Cake


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Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 bottle red food coloring, 1 ounce
3 teaspoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon butter flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
FROSTING
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter
3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla


Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in food coloring, vinegar, butter flavoring and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.


Pour batter into 3 greased and flourd 9" round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.


In a large mixing bowl, combine frosting ingredents; beat until smooth and creamy. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake.


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