NGREDIENTS:

* 1/2 cup shortening
* 1 1/2 cups sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 tablespoons cocoa
* 1 1/2 oz red food coloring
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 1/2 cups flour
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 cup buttermilk
* 1 teaspoon soda
* 1 tablespoons vinegar

PREPARATION:
Cream shortening; beat in sugar gradually. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition. Make paste of cocoa and food coloring; add to creamed mixture. Add salt, flour and vanilla alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Sprinkle soda over vinegar; pour vinegar over batter.