• CAKE:
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 - 2 oz. red food coloring
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Cake:

  1. Cream together 1/2 cup crisco and 1-1/2 cup sugar; beat 2 eggs into mixture.
  2. In seperate bowl mix 2 cups flour (sifted), 1 tbsp. cocoa, and 1/2 tsp. salt.
  3. Add (alternatly with dry ingredients) 1 cup buttermilk, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1 – 2oz. red food coloring.
  4. Add 1 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 1 tbsp. white vinegar.
  5. Bake in 2 – 9″ cake pans for 30-35 minutes at 350°.

Frosting:

  1. Cook to pudding stage 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup flour, dash of salt; let cool (important!).
  2. Cream together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup Crisco, 1 cup sugar.
  3. Add to creamed mixture/pudding add 1 tsp. vanilla and beat until fluffy.

Note:
The frosting is what makes Mawmaw’s recipe so different from the normal cream cheese frosting!