Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Cake:

1/2 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoons cocoa

4 tablespoons red food coloring

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk

2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

Icing:

5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 cup white sugar

1 cup butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract