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Mama's Red Velvet Christmas Cake
1 1/2 cups cooking oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ounces red food cake coloring
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350º. Mix oil, sugar and eggs.  Sift dry ingredients together and add to oil mixture with vanilla, cake coloring, vinegar and buttermilk. Beat well with mixer or by hand.  Pour into 3 round layer pans. Bake approx. 25 minutes or until cake pulls away from side of pan. Do not over-bake. Test with tooth pick or pastry stick. Let cool on wire rack.
8 ounces cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 box confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup coconut
4 or 5 drops red cake coloring
1/4 cup coconut
Mix all ingredients, except the 1/4 cup coconut and cake coloring. Frost between layers and top of cake. Then combine 1/4 cup coconut with red cake coloring and lightly sprinkle over cake.
Tip of the day: Pray daily for your children, and teach them to give thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as we gather around the Christmas dinner table.