1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup soft shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. vinegar
Combine sugar & shortening, blend well, add eggs and vanilla.
Sift together flour, cocoa salt add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk
Add the red coloring, blend in with batter. This makes 3 layers. Grease and flour pans.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 stick butter softened
2 to 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, add more if needed
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat all in mixer until smooth. spread on cake. add nut ti icing if you like
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