½ cup Crisco
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ounce royal blue gel paste food color
2 drops violet gel paste food color
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 scant teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vinegar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour 3 8-inch round cake pans.
Cream together Crisco, sugar and eggs.
Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa and add to mixture.
Add salt and flour with buttermilk and vanilla.
Alternately add soda and vinegar; just blend, don’t beat hard.
Bake 25 minutes.
Cool cake thoroughly before frosting.