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Classic Red Velvet Cake
Prep Time:  25 minutes Cook Time:  20 minutes
Yield:  12 servings
 
Notes: 
Submitted by:  toddwess Directions

1    In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the food coloring, vinegar, butter flavoring and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
2    Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
3    In a large bowl, combine frosting ingredients; beat until smooth and creamy. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake

Original recipe found here.
 INGREDIENTS
   CAKE
1/2 cup    shortening
1-1/2 cups    sugar
2    eggs
1 oz    red food coloring
3 tsp    white vinegar
1 tsp    butter flavoring
1 tsp    vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups    cake flour
1/4 cup    baking cocoa
1 tsp    baking soda
1 tsp    salt
1 cup    buttermilk
   FROSTING
12 oz    cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup    butter, softened
5-2/3 cups    confectioners' sugar
4-1/2 tsp    vanilla extract