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  • FOR CAKE:
  • The process of these ingredients may sound a bit odd, but following them in this order is a must.
  • Cream shortening & sugar until light & fluffy.
  • Add eggs & BEAT WELL. (approximately 4-5 min.)
  • Stir cocoa & red coloring together.
  • Add to creamed mixture & BEAT WELL. (again, 4-5 min.)
  • Put salt into buttermilk and add to creamed mixture alternately with flour.
  • Beat after each addition, but not as long as before. (Overbeating here will toughen the cake.)
  • Mix in vanilla.
  • Dissolve baking soda in 1T. of hot water & add to mixture.
  • Add vinegar to mixture.
  • Divide evenly between 2 greased & floured cake pans.
  • Bake 350F for 30 min.
  • FOR FROSTING:
  • Cook flour & milk until thick stirring constantly.
  • Cool completely. Very important!
  • Cream sugar, butter & vanilla until fluffy.
  • Add flour mixture to creamed mixure & BEAT WELL. (The mixture may look as if it is seperating before it gets to the desired creamy stage.)
  • ASSEMBLY:
  • Split each cake layer into two layers each.
  • Fill layers & ice entire cake.
  • If served in the summertime:
  • Keep cake in a cool place until ready to serve.
  • Before serving bring cake to room temperature.
  • ENJOY!

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    " It was excellent "
    cutietheduck ate it and said...
    This cake is FABULOUS!!! I made it for a birthday and it was definitely the hit! Thanks for the recipe - we will be making it again.
    The frosting, on the other hand, didn't turn out well for us. We needed to use a different recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    themare ate it and said...
    This cake is to die for! What's not to like? The butter cream frosting melts in your mouth and the cake came out perfectly. My sister loved it so much she took half of it home with her. It was a perfect birthday cake for my husband. Thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    themare ate it and said...
    A question about the icing ingredients. Is the sugar granulated or powdered?
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  • crazycook 7 years ago
    Do you know if this recipe makes good cupcakes?
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