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Daily Delight
Daily Delight
Red Velvet Cake







1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups flour

2 tablespoons cocoa

2 oz. red food coloring

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon baking soda



1/2 stick butter (20 minutes on counter to bring to room temperature)

8 oz cream cheese (20 minutes on counter to bring to room temperature)

1 pound box of powdered sugar dash of salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla




Heat oven to 350F degrees.


Take two 9-inch round cake pans (or square or heart shaped) and lightly coat with butter. Lightly sprinkle flour into the pans. By adding butter and flour to the pans the cakes will not stick to the pans.


In a large bowl mix the sugar and shortening. Add the vanilla and eggs, and beat well. Then add the flour, cocoa and salt. Add the buttermilk and beat well. Stir in the baking soda and food coloring.


Pour half of the mixture into each pan. Place both pans on the middle rack of the oven. Make sure the pans do not touch. Bake for approximately 30 minutes. The cakes are done when they bounce back when lightly touched with a finger.


Wait 15 minutes for the cakes to cool slightly then remove them from the pans and place on plates. Wait 1 to 2 hours for the cakes to cool completely and then frost them.


To make the frosting, add the ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly. Frost the cakes. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Posted by: / June 28, 2010

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