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Cake: Waldorf Astoria "Red Velvet Cake" Recipe

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LaVeta Lewis


cup Crisco shortening
1 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 ounces of red food coloring
2 heaping Tablespoons cocoa
1 cup buttermilk
2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
*Use cream cheese frosting
Ermine frosting from Waldorf Astoria:
6 Tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1 cup butter
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

Cream crisco and sugar until fluffy, add eggs. Make paste of cocoa and flood coloring, add to above mixture. Add alternately buttermilk and flour with salt. Add vanilla. blend vinegar and soda and fold into above. Bake in 3 round greased and floured cake pans. Bake at 350 about 25 minutes.
Ermine Frosting:
Cook flour and milk to paste. Cool. Cream powdered sugar and butter with vanilla. Beat butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Add cooked mixture of flour and milk. Beat very hard until thick like whipped cream. Spread over baked and cooled cake layers.
Keep refrigerated.
Or Cream Cheese Frosting.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
From notes this cake recipe is from her friend Joyce Greathouse, Larned, Kansas, 1950's. Pretty cake for Christmas.




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