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This cake makes a stunning appearance with its reddish cake layers and white frosting...perfect for any festive occasions.

Recipe by Gooseberry Patch December 2008


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

serves 12


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Instructions Checklist
  • Beat shortening and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow dissapears. Stir in vanilla and food coloring.

  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Stir together buttermilk and vinegar; add to shortening mixture alternately with flour mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat just until blended after each addition.

  • Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9" round cakes; bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Spread Best-Ever Soft Icing between layers and on top and sides of cake.

  • Best-Ever Soft Icing:Whisk together flour and milk in a small saucepan over low heat until thickened. Pour into mixing bowl; allow to cool. Add butter and remaining ingreidents to flour mixture; beat at high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 8 minutes.


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