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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Red velvet cake recipe 
Answer/Pointer: Red velvet cake recipe: Cream together: 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs Sift together: 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon powdered cocoa 1/2 teaspoon salt Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, alternating with 1 cup buttermilk Add: 1 treaspoon vanilla 2 ounces red food coloring Beat well, then fold in: 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1 tablespoon vinegar (It will fizz.) Bake in two 9-inch greased and floured pans at 350 degreee F for 30 to 35 minutes. Frosting: Cook over low heat to pudding stage (well thickened): 1 cup milk 1/4 cup flour Set aside and cool completely. Cream together: 1/2 cup shortening 1 stick margarine (1/2 cup) 1 cup granulated sugr 1 teaspoon vanilla Add to pudding mixture and beat until smooth. Refrigerate until cake has cooled and is ready to be frosted. --Cori Fugere Urban, Montague, Massachusetts, printed in Yankee's Home Companion 
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