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Makes 1 (2-layer) cake

This classic chocolate cake gets is red tint from red food coloring and is covered in a creamy, thick cream cheese frosting.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugar, vanilla, and vinegar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add food coloring, beating until combined.

Step 2

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch cakepans.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 20 to 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes; remove from pans, and cool on wire racks.

Step 4

Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on tops and sides of cake.

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