Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake

Steps on how to prepare a Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake recipe

Time

45 minutes

Servings

1

Calories

511.0

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa (heaping)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup butter (must be butter)

    How to make it

  1. 1. STEP

    Cream shortening, sugar and eggs.

  2. 2. STEP

    Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa.

  3. 3. STEP

    Add to creamed mixture.

  4. 4. STEP

    Add buttermilk alternating with flour and salt.

  5. 5. STEP

    Add vanilla.

  6. 6. STEP

    Add soda to vinegar, and blend into the batter.

  7. 7. STEP

    Pour into 3 or 4 greased and floured 8" cake pans.

  8. 8. STEP

    Bake at 350°F for 24-30 minutes.

  9. 9. STEP

    Split layers fill and frost with the following frosting.

  10. 10. STEP

    Frosting: Add milk to flour slowly, avoiding lumps.

  11. 11. STEP

    Cook flour and milk until very thick, stirring constantly.

  12. 12. STEP

    Cool completely.

  13. 13. STEP

    Cream sugar, butter and vanilla until fluffy.

  14. 14. STEP

    Add to cooked mixture.

  15. 15. STEP

    Beat, high speed, until very fluffy.

  16. 16. STEP

    Looks and tastes like whipped cream.

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa (heaping)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup butter (must be butter)

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