Red Watermelon Cake

Oxmoor House
one 2-layer cake


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1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 tablespoon cocoa
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup raisins


Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine water, red food coloring, and cocoa; add to creamed mixture, beating well.

Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Combine vinegar and soda, stirring well; stir into batter. Fold raisins into batter.

Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove layers from pans, and let cool completely. Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.

Created date

February 2010