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Ravishing Red Velvet Cake

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by , 02-05-2009 at 02:03 PM (2406 Views)
Ravishing Red Velvet Cake

Makes 1 - 2 layer 9 inch cake

1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon butter flavored extract
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
4 tablespoons red food coloring
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Grease and flour 2 - 9 inch round pans.

2. Cream shortening, butter flavoring, sugar,
and eggs until light and fluffy. Make a paste
with food coloring and cocoa and add to the
shortening mixture.

3. Mix buttermilk, salt, baking soda and vinegar;
add to mixture. Slowly add flour to mixture.

4. Put batter into 2 greased 9 inch round pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25-30
minutes. Allow to cool completely, then frost
with Cream Cheese Frosting.

5. To Make Cream Cheese Frosting: Combine 1/2
cup butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar
and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until well blended.

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