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Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Norma Lou

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake
1/2 c Crisco
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp. cocoa
1 c Buttermilk
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 oz red food color
2 c flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp soda

Icing
1 c milk
1/2 c flour
pinch of salt
1 c sugar
1/2 c Crisco
1 stick margarine
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Sift dry ingredients and set aside. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, food coloring and vanilla. Add sifted dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk. Use on judgment on beating. Combine vinegar and baking soda. Fold in vinegar/soda mixture. Pour into 2 round cake pans. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

For icing, combine milk and flour in a saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick. Add salt and cool. Combine sugar, Crisco and margarine and beat on high until fluffy. Once fluffy, add in milk/flour mixture. Add vanilla and beat again on high until fluffy. Refrigerate icing a few hours before using.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe supposedly came from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City (a famous hotel in its day). A cousin of ours obtained the recipe and passed it down through the family many years ago.

 

 

 

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