Red Velvet Cake

by Florene Stinson

½ cup shortening
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vinegar
1 Tbs. cocoa
1 tsp. soda
1 ½ cups sugar
2 cups plain flour
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 bottle red food coloring
1 tsp. Vanilla

Mix soda and vinegar, set aside. Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs. Mix cocoa with food coloring. Add buttermilk, salt and flour; mix well. Add soda and vinegar mixture and vanilla. Bake about 25 minutes at 350º. Frosting: Cook 1 cup sweet milk and 3 Tbs. flour until thick. Set aside to cool.

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