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“This cake is the same as Red Velvet except you use a different frosting because it truly sets it apart from many cakes. It is a beautiful cake for Christmas or Valentine's day. You'll want to use Old Fashioned Frosting for the frosting. Be sure to top with 2 cups of roasted chopped pecans or walnuts. Yes, this cake is like the mix but is there something wrong with that? I still prefer the flavor and texture of homemade, even the color is better than a box. Don't over bake this one, watch it carefully.”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar.
  3. Add eggs, salt, and buttermilk, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Add flour slowly to buttermilk mixture.
  5. Make a paste with red food coloring, cocoa and vanilla.
  6. Add paste to first mixture, beating well for 1 minute.
  7. Stir in soda and vinegar.
  8. Pour into a 9x13 greased and floured pan.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
  10. Frost when completely cooled with Old Fashioned Frosting (#33408) and 2 cups of roasted chopped pecans.

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