Blood Red Velvet Cake

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2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 tsp. cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
2-3 eggs
1 c. buttermilk
1 1/2 c. peanut oil
2 oz. red food coloring
1 tbsp. vinegar


Sift flour, add sugar, cocoa, baking powder and soda. Sift again. Add eggs and buttermilk and beat on high for 2 minutes. Add oil and food coloring. Add vinegar and blend well. Put in a greased and floured cake pan in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Check for doneness with cake tester. NOTE: Can bake in a bundt pan. Oven temperature: 300 degrees and time will increase to 1 1/2 hours. Ice with the following Old Tyme Icing or use cream cheese frosting.

3 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. pure vanilla
1/4 tsp. butter flavor
Cook milk, flour, salt until thick; stirring constantly. Let cool. Cream shortening and sugar very well; add flavors. Combine with the first mixture. Beat well until right consistency. Ice cake.

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