- 3/4 c shortening
- 2 1/4 c sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 1-oz bottles red food coloring
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tsp cocoa
- 1 1/2 c buttermilk
- 3 1/2 c flour
- 1 1/2 tsp vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 1 c milk
- 2 sticks butter
- 1 c granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy.
Add beaten eggs; set aside.
Empty food coloring into small mixing bowl.
Refill each bottle with water, and add to food coloring.
Mix cocoa in with food coloring; add the mixture to the shortening.
Blend in buttermilk and vanilla; alternating with flour and salt.
Fold in vinegar and baking soda.
Bake in three greased and floured layer pans for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Combine flour and milk and cook until thick.
Cover with wax paper and cool.
Cream remaining ingredients and add cooled mixture; beat until smooth.