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Packers Green Velvet Cake

Submitted by Melissa in Abrams, WI

This recipe is always a big hit at the stadium and office tailgate parties.

Ingredients

Cake:
- ½ cup Crisco
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 oz. green food coloring
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa
- 2¼  cups cake flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 T. vinegar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp. salt

Frosting:
- 3 sticks butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 C. granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp. corn starch
- 1 C. milk
- Green food coloring
- Yellow food coloring
- Red food coloring

Preparation

Cake:
- Preheat oven to 300.  Grease and flour football mold cake pan. 
- Cream Crisco and sugar.  Mix in eggs.  In a separate bowl mix cocoa and green food coloring into a paste.  Add this paste to the mixture.  Add vanilla.
- In a separate bowl add baking soda and buttermilk. 
- In another bowl sift the flour and salt together.
- Add flour and buttermilk mixture alternately.  Beat well.
- Fold in vinegar.
- Bake at 300 for approximately 40-50 minutes depending on the size of your cake mold. 

Frosting Preparation: 
- Cream butter, vanilla and sugar with mixer. 
- In a small saucepan cook corn starch and milk until thick.  Allow to cool and add to mixture. 
- Beat until the consistency of whipped cream. 
- Divide frosting and add food coloring to make green and gold frosting. 

Note:  To make true Packer gold, you will need to add a small amount of red food coloring to the yellow.  Add the red food coloring a few drops at a time until you get Packer gold. 

Use frosting tips or spread frosting on cake after the cake has cooled.”

Categories: Desserts, Green & Gold