- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups white sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 ounce red food coloring
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 inch pans (or line cupcake pans with muffin cups).
- In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter with sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix food coloring with cocoa and add to mixture.
- Add flour alternately with buttermilk. Add vanilla and salt.
- Mix baking soda with vinegar, and gently stir into mixture. Be careful not to over mix.
- Divide batter into three prepared 8 inch round pans (or cupcake pans). Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 minutes. Allow to cool.
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