Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake

Recipe by troyh
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream shortening, sugar and eggs.
  • Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa.
  • Add to creamed mixture.
  • Add buttermilk alternating with flour and salt.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Add soda to vinegar, and blend into the batter.
  • Pour into 3 or 4 greased and floured 8" cake pans.
  • Bake at 350°F for 24-30 minutes.
  • Split layers fill and frost with the following frosting.
  • Frosting: Add milk to flour slowly, avoiding lumps.
  • Cook flour and milk until very thick, stirring constantly.
  • Cool completely.
  • Cream sugar, butter and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Add to cooked mixture.
  • Beat, high speed, until very fluffy.
  • Looks and tastes like whipped cream.
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