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  1. --CAKE-- 1/2 c Shortening

  2. 2 Eggs

  3. 1 t Salt

  4. 2 1/2 c Flour, all purpose -- sifted

  5. 2 to 3 times

  6. 1 t Baking soda

  7. 1 1/2 c Sugar

  8. 1/4 c Food coloring, red

  9. 2 tb Cocoa

  10. 1 c Buttermilk

  11. 1 tb Vinegar

  12. --FROSTING-- 1 c Milk

  13. 5 ts Flour, all purpose

  14. 1 c Butter

  15. 1 c Sugar, powdered -- sifted

  16. 1 t Vanilla

  17. CAKE: Cream shortening and sugar till fluffy. Add eggs and beat 1 minute. Add salt, beat. Add vanilla and coloring to buttermilk. Alternate adding flour and milk mixtures to batter. Combine soda and vinegar in cup and add to cake batter. Bake in (2) 9" cake pans at 350?F for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on cake racks. FROSTING: Cook milk and flour until thick; cool in fridge. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla with mixer. Add flour and milk mixture a little at a time (make ahead of cake so that it has plenty of time to cool). Beat well.

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