Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat vigorously. Add flavors to mixture. In a separate bowl make a paste of cocoa and food coloring and blend into shortening mixture. Sift together dry ingredients and add alternately with buttermilk to mixture. Add vinegar to mixture with last part of buttermilk. Blend well. Line a 24 mini cupcake pan. Fill liners 3/4 full and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool completely before removing from pan and frosting.
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