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Amazing Red Velvet Cake With Frosting

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“I found this in my grandma's recipe box and discovered that it is terribly addicting. Make sure you have plenty of red food coloring or else you will end up with a pink cake.”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
10
YIELD:
1 two layer cake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix vinegar and baking soda in a small dish and set aside.
  2. Cream sugar, shortening and eggs until very fluffy.
  3. Mix cocoa and food coloring in a small cup to form a paste, then add that to the creamed mixture.
  4. Add buttermilk and salt alternately with with flour.
  5. Add vanilla and vinegar-baking soda mix.
  6. Beat thoroughly after every addition.
  7. Pour into two 8 or 9 inch round pans that are greased and floured.
  8. Bake 30 minutes at 350°F.
  9. TO FROST: In a small sauce pan cook together your milk and flour, stirring constantly until thick.
  10. Let cool, then add vanilla and mix well.
  11. Cream the butter and sugar in a separate bowl, then gradually add the flour mix.
  12. Whip until fluffy.

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