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Ingredients

1 stick of butter at room temperature
1-1/2 cups of sugar
4 large eggs
2 tablespoons red food color
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 cups flour, sifted
1 cup of buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
Cream cheese frosting:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 stick margarine or butter, softened
2 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 2 cake pans. Dust with flour. Cream butter and sugar until fluffly. Add eggs, food coloring and water. Stir. Add cocoa, flour and buttermilk, alternating flour and buttermilk. Beat until smooth. Add vanilla, vinegar and baking soda last. Pour batter in pans and bake 30-45 minutes. Use toothpick or fork to test doneness. To make frosting beat cream cheese, margarine, milk and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer or by hand until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and spreadable. Frost cooled cake.

Naomi Miller
Rock Island



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