Yellow Cake

Ingredients: 1/3 cup softened shortening 1/2 cup butter, softened 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup milk

Red Velvet Cake Recipe
Ingredients: Cake Ingredients: 1 stick butter, softened 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 ounces red food coloring 2 Tablespoons cocoa (heaping) 1 cup buttermilk 2 1/4 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda Frosting Ingredients:

Directions: 1. Cream softened shortening and butter. Add the eggs to the mixture, mix well. 2. Sift together all dry ingredients and add to the creamy mixture. Stir in milk and vanilla. 3. Bake at 350 degrees F in two 9 inch round cake pans for 25 to 30 minutes. 3. Frost with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (recipe below). Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Ingredients: 3/4 cups baking cocoa 2-2/3 cup confectioners' sugar 6 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature 5 Tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 Tablespoons flour 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup butter Directions: Red Velvet Cake Directions: 1. In a larger mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugar. 2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 3. In another bowl, mix red food coloring and cocoa until cocoa is completely dissolved. Add to the creamed mixture. 4. Mixing on low speed, add buttermilk and flour alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Mix well but do not over-beat to ensure a light fluffy cake. 5. Add vanilla flavoring, mix well. 6. Blend the baking soda into the batter. 7. Transfer into two floured and greased 9 inch round cake pans. 8. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 25-30 minutes. Cool.

Directions: 1. Combine cocoa and sugar in a bowl. 2. With an electric mixer, cream the butter with 1/2 cup of the cocoa/sugar mixture in a medium bowl. 3. Add the remaining cocoa/sugar mixture alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency.

Frosting Directions: 4. Blend in vanilla. Makes 2 cups. 1. Blend into a small saucepan the 3 tablespoons of flour and the cup of milk. Add the milk to the flour slowly, avoiding lumps. 2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture resembles glue. 3. Cool completely. 4. Cream together sugar, butter, and vanilla until fluffy. 5. Add to cooked mixture. Beat, high speed, until very fluffy. Frost cooled cake

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