A Red Velvet Affair

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring (or 2 ounces of red liquid food coloring)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar **
  • 2 8-ounce blocks regular cream cheese
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 pound plus 1 cup confectioners sugar (about 5 cups total)
  • Pinch fine salt
  • Pinch granulated citric acid
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Description

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