Waldorf Astoria Red Cake

Waldorf Astoria Red Cake

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"My mom used to make this when I was little. It is a very rich and elegant cake. The frosting is very unusual tasting in that it is almost like a custard."

Ingredients

servings 287 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 325 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Cream together the shortening, sugar, and eggs.
  2. Make a paste with food coloring and cocoa. Add to shortening mixture.
  3. Add salt and buttermilk to mixture.
  4. Next add flour, vanilla, vinegar, and baking soda in that order. Mix.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in two 8 inch round greased and floured cake pans. Let cool.
  6. To Make Frosting: Cook 5 tablespoons flour and 1 cup milk until thick, and then cool.
  7. Cream together 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1 cup butter or margarine and 1 teaspoon vanilla 'til fluffy. Add to flour mixture.
  8. Cut layers of cake in half lengthwise. Spread frosting on each half layer. Stack and frost over all.
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This is a very special recipe I've made for years. I have a hint to offer...I only use 1 ounce of red food coloring, then I fill the bottle with water and add that to the mixture for the additio...

This is nearly word for word the recipe I got from my grandma. She used to make this for our birthdays. It is one of my favorites. It is sooooo hard to find one withOUT the cream cheese frosting...

My mother also makes this cake. We called it Red Velvet Cake. It is to die for. Remember the grooms cake from Steel Magnolias? Same cake. You can make it into an Armadello or not. :) Pure hea...