Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake (#2245)

Serves
Ready
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50
Minutes
Prep
Cook
20
Minutes
30
Minutes
Categories
Cakes Desserts
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 oz Food Coloring red
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder heaping
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 cups Cake Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vinegar

Frosting

  • 3 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Butter

Directions

  1. Cream shortening, sugar and eggs.
  2. Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa.
  3. Add to creamed mixture.
  4. Add buttermilk alternating with flour and salt.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Add soda to vinegar (foams!!!), and blend in.
  7. Pour into 3 or 4 greased and floured 8 inch cake pans.
  8. Bake at 350° f (180° c). For 24 to 30 minutes.
  9. Split layers fill and frost with the following frosting.
  10. Frosting: Add milk to flour slowly, avoiding lumps.
  11. Cook flour and milk until very thick, stirring constantly.
  12. Cool it completely!! cream sugar, butter and vanilla until fluffy.
  13. Add to cooked mixture.
  14. Beat, high speed, until very fluffy.
  15. Looks and tastes like whipped cream.
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