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RED VELVET CAKE

1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 oz red food coloring
2 tbsp cocoa
2 1/4 cups flour

1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp baking soda

Cream shortening and sugar in mixer bowl. Add eggs and beat until
light and fluffy. In a separate bowl mix red food coloring and
cocoa. Add to sugar mixture. Beat well. Add flour and salt
alternately with butter- milk and vanilla. Continue beating. Add
vinegar and soda. Mix until well blended. Divide batter between
two nine inch greased and floured pans. Bake 30 minutes at 350F.
Cool.


FROSTING

1 1/4 cup milk
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla

Mix cornstarch with 1/4 cup milk. Add remaining cup milk and cook
over medium heat until thick. Pour into shallow plate, cover with
plastic wrap so crust will not form, refrigerate until cold. Cream
sugar and shortening, add vanilla, mix until very light. Add cooled
thickening a spoonful at a time and continue mixing until consistency
of whipped cream.

Split each cake layer in half, frost between three layers and on
top of cake.

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