Green Velvet Cake (In celebration of St. Pat's Day)
1 1/2 cups oil
1/2 tsp green food coloring
1 Tbs vinegar
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
FLUFFY WHITE FROSTING
3 Tbs meringue powder
1/2 cup cold water
2 cup sugar
1/4 cup white corn syrup
1/2 cup water
Combine eggs, sugar, oil and vinegar in bowl. Mix well. Sift flour
and soda together. Add to egg mixture alternately with buttermilk,
mixing well after each addition. Blend in vanilla and food coloring.
Pour into 3 greased and floured 8 " cake pans.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Cool. Frost between layers, top and side
of cake. Sprinkle chopped pistachio nuts on top. For frosting, beat
meringue powder and 1/2 cup of cold water til stiff, about 4 minutes.
Mix sugar, corn syrup and 1/2 cup of water in a 2 qt. saucepan. Bring
to a boil. Cool slightly.
Slowly add syrup to meringue mixture while beating on low. After
adding all syrup to the mixture, turn beaters on high.
Beat for about 4 minutes until stiff and glossy.